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Jul 2, 2012 9:50 AM

Sentinel Peak and Ft. Huachuca closed

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SHOW TO RESTRICT "A" MOUNTAIN USE

The 16th Annual July 4th fireworks celebration atop "A" Mountain will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park.
In order to accommodate the fireworks display, Sentinel Peak Road will be closed at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 2, and will reopen to all traffic on Thursday, July 5, at noon.

For information contact Wayne Barnett, District Superintendent, at 791-5909.

Fort Huachuca Closes Canyons Due to Fire Designation

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised today that all canyons of Fort Huachuca will be closed until further notice. The Garrison Commander on Fort Huachuca advised, " The next two weeks are historically the hottest of the year. Based on fuel moisture and indices, the Coronado National Forest (SV District) is going to EXTREME fire danger, hence Fort Huachuca will also move its posture to EXTREME.

Therefore all Fort Huachuca Canyons will be closed. The general public will need to take precautions over the 4th of July.

EXTREME Fire restriction is posted in Red - meaning closed access to all canyons and forest for public use.

An "EXTREME" designation is a decision point for the Garrison Commander. Upon designation of this category, the Garrison Commander has the option of opening or closing access to Fort Huachuca canyons/forests. The Garrison Commander must weigh the impact of the fire danger versus the recreational opportunities for installation personnel and visitors, and in some cases training activities. Upon consultation with US Forest Service personnel, the Director of Emergency Services and the Fire Chief will make a recommendation to the Garrison Commander."

Please be safe this holiday, for everyone's sake!

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