With the Burro Fire 95 percent contained, officials opened the Catalina Highway for everyone on Friday morning.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department urges motorists to drive carefully because firefighters and ground personnel are still working on the mountain.
They are that visitors of the mountain not congest pullouts.
The fire has burned 27,238 acres as of Friday afternoon.
The Coronado National Forest would like to remind visitors that Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in place. Although some rain has fallen in isolated areas of the Forest, most areas are dry, and campfires are prohibited.
Visitors are encouraged to use awareness on and around trails by watching out for and avoiding weakened or downed trees, burned-out stump holes, and other debris which may be present.
Care is also needed on trails which bear evidence of fire suppression activities, such as digging, trenching, and removal and dispersal of vegetation.
The following are tips for safe and enjoyable weekend outings:
- Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, including within a developed recreation site, or improved site.
- Using an explosive.
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. (Smoking is prohibited in all federal buildings.)
- Operating or using any equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, except motor vehicles.
- Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
- Discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal law, and regulations.
- Possessing operating motor vehicles off National Forest System roads, including but not limited to cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and ATVs, except for when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway, and except for parking overnight in Forest Service developed campground and trailheads.
- Fireworks are prohibited year-round on all National Forest lands.