No cars at some Phoenix parks on Fourth of July

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 17:16:36-04

Cars will not be able to access mountain preserves and desert parks within the city of Phoenix on Independence Day.

The city plans to close all gates at 3 p.m. on Monday to South Mountain Park, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Camelback Mountain and other areas.

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The city says it's trying to keep fire danger at a minimum.

A fire ban that began on May 22 also remains in effect.

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