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Tonto National Forest at ‘extreme’ fire danger rating

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 2nd, 2013


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Fireworks are strictly prohibited on all Forest Service Lands.
Phoenix — The Tonto National forest is now in a fire danger rating of “extreme.”

“Extreme” fire danger means that fires start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. Direct attack of fires is rarely possible for firefighters and may be dangerous except immediately after ignition.

“Extreme” fire danger is the highest level of fire danger possible under the National Fire Danger Rating System.

For the complete article see the 07-03-2013 issue.

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