July 13, 2024


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Coconino, Prescott, Kaibab, Tonto forests

If you happen to be setting up a excursion to Arizona’s superior state, know that several national forests will commence fire constraints before long.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, May well 5, Coconino, Prescott and Tonto national forests as well as the Williams and Tusayan districts of Kaibab National Forest will be under Stage 1 hearth and cigarette smoking restrictions. Flagstaff will also undertake Stage 1 limitations that working day. 

This is what is prohibited less than Stage 1 fireplace constraints:

  • Fires — including campfires and charcoal, coal and wood stoves — except inside of a developed recreation site.
  • Cigarette smoking, other than within an enclosed automobile, making or a designed recreation web page.
  • Fireworks are usually prohibited on all nationwide forest and state lands.

Violators could experience fines or jail time.

Wildfire map:Track in which fires are burning in Arizona in 2022

Stoves or other devices powered by pressurized liquid petroleum or LPG fuels can be employed in parts that are cleared of flammable resources within three toes. 

The limitations were being announced Friday afternoon. Firefighters are battling the Tunnel Fire in Flagstaff and the Crooks Fireplace close to Prescott.

Extra measures could be imposed if ailments warrant, the news launch mentioned. Fireplace limits commonly stay in outcome until eventually an area has acquired sizeable precipitation.

Arizona fire-restriction information 

Here’s where by to understand far more about fire constraints in Arizona:

Really don’t burn up the forest down:How to create, sustain and extinguish a campfire

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