Stage 1 fire restrictions to go into effect in Gila, Maricopa, Pinal counties Thursday

Published: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 3:58pm

State trust lands in Gila, Maricopa and Pinal counties will be under Stage 1 fire restrictions effective Thursday morning.

The restrictions will apply to Game and Fish Commission wildlife areas, and in state parks in those counties.

Certain restrictions will apply to outside fires, and outside of camping and picnic areas they won’t be allowed at all.

Smoking, fireworks and welding will also all be prohibited outside of some exceptions.