The Coconino National Forest has issued an emergency closure on all National Forest System lands within the area of the Pivot Rock Fire on the Coconino National Forest, in Coconino County near the intersections of Arizona Highways 260 and 87 through June 24, 2016.
This area closure is implemented as a standard fire operations procedure which helps to protect the public from entering into an area that is still active with fire, so as not to impede the efficiency of firefighters and allow for their safety while they do their job. The public is prohibited from entering any trails, roads, or areas within the fire closure area, which will be in force until further notification.
To view the Order and map of the fire closure area, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ht3gs42
This area, road, and trail closure only affects National Forest System land, roads, and trails within the closure area on the Coconino National Forest. The closure does not affect any private, state, county, or other Non-National Forest System lands within the closure boundary.
“The Pivot Rock Fire is being managed in the Mogollon Rim Ranger District to fulfilling its natural and crucial role in forest health and fuels reduction,” said George Jozens, Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the Coconino National Forest. “The forest needs frequent, low severity fire to restore wildlife habitat, promote healthy vegetation, reduce fuels and the risk of severe fire, and create safer conditions for residents, visitors, and firefighters.”