Gila County's forestry, altitude, and climate put it at high risk for wildfires. In the summer, this risk grows exponentially with the parched soil, higher winds, and dry foliage. It is important to follow both Gila County and Tonto National Forest fire restrictions at all times. These can limit or restrict campfires, fireworks, smoking, and other activities — and also save lives.
Gila County has created a Northern Wildfire Protection Plan and Southern Wildfire Protection Plan to maximize public safety and ensure best practices and communications protocols among responding authorities. Additional resources can be found at the National Fire Protection Agency's website at www.nfpa.org and www.firewise.org, including information on National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, which occurs every May.
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