Monsoons lift more fire restrictions

Monsoons lift more fire restrictions

CREATED Jul 20, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey

HEREFORD, Ariz., (KGUN 9-TV) - Widespread monsoon rains have prompted more reductions in fire restrictions throughout southern Arizona. 

Fire restrictions have been lifted for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. 

According to the National Park Service, Coronado National Memorial has recorded more than six inches of rain since the beginning of July. 

Chiricahua National Monument recorded two inches and Fort Bowie National Historic Site recorded less than half an inch. 

Monsoon rains are expected to continue through July and August, further reducing the risk of wildfires in these parks.