Beginning June 21, due to dry and hot conditions, fire restrictions will be implemented on Bureau of Land Management lands within the Phoenix District. The district’s 2.4 million acres of public lands in Arizona extend across portions of eight counties, including Pima, Pinal, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties. Visitors to public lands in these counties are encouraged to plan before recreating in the area and check for updates for local weather and fire conditions.
Beginning June 21, the following are temporarily prohibited until rescinded:
The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Thursday May 17 from 11 am to 7 pm for all of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) and most of eastern Arizona due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Relative humidity levels are expected to drop into the single digits and wind gusts are expected to be between 30 to 40 mph over the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim Country.
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,