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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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SANTA CATALINA RANGER DISTRICT AREA CLOSURE Order Number: # 03-05-05-20-024

Bighorn Fire Wildfire
Closures – 7/15/2020

 Order Number: # 03-05-05-20-024UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREU.S. FOREST SERVICECORONADO NATIONAL FORESTSANTA CATALINA RANGER DISTRICTAREA CLOSUREPROHIBITIONSPursuant 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).EXEMPTIONSPursuant 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 firefightingresource in the performance of an official duty.RESTRICTED AREAThe Restricted Area is within Township 13 S, Range 15 E portions of Sections 1-4 and 9-12; Township 12 S, Range 15 E and portions of Sections 1-36; Township 12 S, Range 14 E, and portions of Sections 1, 2, 9-17, 19-30, 33-36; Township 11 S, Range 14 E, and portions of Sections 12, 13, 24, 25, 35, and 36; Township 10 S, Range 15 E, and portions of Sections 1, 11-14, and 19-36; Township 10 S, Range 16 E and portions of Sections 5-9, 16-21, and 28-34; Township 11 S, Range 17 E, and portions of Sections 19, and 29-33; Township 11 S, Range 16 E, and portions of Sections 3-10, and 15-36; Township 11 S, Range 15 E, and portions of Sections 1-36; Township 12 S, Range 17 E, and portions of Sections 4-9, 15-23, and 25-36; Township 12 S, Range 16 E, and portions of Sections 1-36; Township 13 S, Range 17 E, and portions of Sections 1-18; and Township 13 S, Range 16 E, and portions of Sections 1-12.Order Number: # 03-05-05-20-024The Restricted Area includes all lands within the following description:From the Forest boundary beginning at the entrance of the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, follow the Forest boundary north and west until reaching the boundary of Catalina State Park. Follow the eastern perimeter of Catalina State Park until reaching the northeast corner of the Park. Catalina State Park is not included in the restricted area. Continue following the perimeter of the Forest boundary to the northwest corner, follow the Forest boundary to the northeast corner, and continue following the perimeter of the Forest boundary as it moves south and east 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 meet the Forest boundary. FR 371 is not in the restricted area. Continue following the Forest boundary west until reaching with the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, as depicted on the attached map (Exhibit A).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.IMPLEMENTATION1. This Order will be effective on July 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm, and shall remain in effect until November 1, 2020 or until rescinded, whichever is earlier.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 number 520-388-8300.5. This Order supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same acts covered by this Order.Done at Tucson, Arizona, this 13 day of July, 2020.___________________________KERWIN S. DEWBERRYForest SupervisorCoronado National Forest