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Due to the decreasing risk of fire danger, the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will lift all fire restrictions across the district on Monday, July 16, at 8 a.m.

To date, many areas of the district have received the adequate amount of precipitation needed to warrant restrictions being lifted. However, visitors are always expected to use caution with campfires and other potential ignition sources.

Campfire and smoking restrictions on the Tonto National Forest will be lifted, effective at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018.

The fire restrictions, which covered the entire forest, are no longer needed because fire danger has been reduced by increased humidity levels and rain.

Campfires and smoking are now allowed throughout the forest. Target shooting is also prohibited in some areas of the Tonto National Forest, but is allowed again in dispersed areas where it can be conducted safely.

While the Kaibab National Forest received some rain over the weekend, forest managers would like to remind visitors that fire danger levels continue to be elevated and that Stage II fire restrictions as well as an area closure of the Bill Williams Mountain watershed will remain in place until much more significant and widespread precipitation is received. 

Arizona is very dry and we are continuously having days of high winds and low humidity. We would like to ask for your help in sharing these reminders. It is up to us and our visitors to stay safe and do what we can to reduce wildfire danger.

FIREWISE REMINDERS:

Currently all Fire Districts, Arizona State Forestry, and National Forest are under Stage II restrictions.

 Stage II Fire Restrictions:

To protect public health and safety due to increasing fire danger, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) will implement stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, May 4, at 12:01 a.m. These additional fire restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire. No campfires are allowed until stage II fire restrictions are lifted.
 
Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following:

To protect public health and safety due to increasing fire danger, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) will implement stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, May 4, at 12:01 a.m. These additional fire restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire. No campfires are allowed until stage II fire restrictions are lifted.

Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following:

Forest Service investigators were able to access the point of origin of the Tinder Fire and have found the cause to be an abandoned illegal campfire during Stage I Fire Restrictions.

The fire was reported by the Moqui Tower lookout on April 27 at 11:43 a.m. and began near Forest Road 95, approximately 1.5 miles east of C.C. Cragin Reservoir. It quickly spread to the bottom of East Clear Creek Canyon, and strong southwest winds drove the fire in a northeast direction up the canyon and towards private property and residents located about 3 miles away.

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