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Bighorn Fire

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Coronado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
300 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701

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Coronado National Forest Issues New Area Closure Order, July 4

Bighorn Fire Wildfire
Closures – 7/4/2020

Order Number: # 03-05-05-20-023

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

U.S. FOREST SERVICE

CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST

SANTA CATALINA RANGER DISTRICT

AREA CLOSURE

PROHIBITIONS

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited within the area described in this Order (the "Restricted Area") and as depicted on the attached map, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A, within the Santa Catalina Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, Pima County, Arizona.

1. Going into or being upon the restricted area for the protection of public health and safety. 36 C.F.R. § 261.53(e).

EXEMPTIONS

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Persons with a written Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.

2. Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting

resource in the performance of an official duty.

RESTRICTED AREA

The Restricted Area is within Township 13 S, Range 15 E portions of Sections 1-4 and 9-12, AND Township 13 S, Range 16 E portions of Sections 3-9, and 17-18, AND Township 12 S, Range 15 E all or part of sections 1-4, 9-16, 22-26, and 34-36 AND Township 12 S, Range 16 E all or part of sections 4-10, 15-22, and 28-34, AND Township 11 S, Range 15 E sections 26, 35, and 36, AND Township 11 S, Range 16 E, sections 10, 15-17, 20-22, and 27-34, as depicted on the map attached hereto as Exhibit A

The Restricted Area includes all lands within the following description:

Order Number: # 03-05-05-20-023

From where FR 833 first intersects the Forest boundary, follow FR 833 north to the junction with FR 630. Follow FR 630 to the intersection with Forest Trail 16. Follow Forest Trail 16 east to the intersection with Forest Trail 31. Follow Trail 31 approximately 1.5 miles east. From this point on Forest Trail 31, go due north approximately 3.75 miles to meet the Forest boundary. From this point on the Forest boundary, follow the perimeter of the Forest boundary as it moves east and south until to the intersection of the Forest boundary with FR 371. Follow FR 371 west for approximately 1.1 miles. From this point on FR 371, go due west to the intersection where FR 833 exits the Forest boundary as shown on the map attached hereto as Exhibit A. FR 371 is not in the restricted area.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this Order is to close the Restricted Area where the Bighorn Fire is burning for the protection of public health and safety.

IMPLEMENTATION

1.This Order will be effective on July 4, 2020 at 12:00 am, and shall remain in effect until November 1, 2020 or until rescinded, whichever comes first.2.A map identifying the Restricted Area is attached and made part of this Order as Exhibit A.3.Any violation of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581 (b)(7)).4.Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Santa Catalina Ranger District located in Tucson, Arizona, telephone number 520-749-7703, and at the Coronado National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Tucson, Arizona, telephone number520-388-8300.5.This Order supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same acts covered by this Order.

Done at Tucson, Arizona, this 3rd day of July, 2020.

___________________________

KERWIN S. DEWBERRY

Forest Supervisor

Coronado National Forest

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