Thanks to increased monsoon activity across the northern and central portions of the state, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management lifts fire restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in a handful of counties.
As of 2 pm today, Apache, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties are released from Stage I Fire Restrictions.
This means campfires will be allowed once again, but DFFM still urges the public to be safe with fire.
“Although monsoon season has arrived and the fire activity seems to be decreasing, firefighters are still activity working nearly 20 fires across the state. So please, always remember to use caution around fire,” said State Forester Jeff Whitney.
Tomorrow, at 8 am, Coconino County and a portion of Mohave, which includes, state-owned and managed lands north of the Hualapai Reservation, will also be released from Stage I restrictions.
For more information, contact Tiffany Davila at 602-540-1036 or by email at [email protected]