fire restrictions

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.

Effective Friday, July 13 at 8 a.m., the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the San Bernardino, Leslie Canyon and Buenos Aries National Wildlife Refuges will lift all fire restrictions in southeastern Ariz

The National Park Service working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will lift fire restrictions starting at 8 a.m., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  

Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the area decreasing fire danger.

The National Park Service would like to remind everyone that although fire restrictions have been lifted,  please continue to be fire aware and use extra care when visiting your public lands.

In coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, Coconino County will lift fire restrictions below the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 11. Stage Two Restrictions will remain in effect above the North Rim of the Canyon.

Fire restrictions are lifted because the region received significant moisture over the past week and due to continued precipitation in the forecast.

Due to significant and widespread precipitation south of the Grand Canyon, the Kaibab National Forest will lift all fire restrictions across the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts at 8 a.m. Wednesday as well as the area closure of the Bill Williams Mountain watershed. Due to different weather conditions, however, Stage II fire restrictions will remain in effect for the entire North Kaibab Ranger District, which is located north of the Grand Canyon.

Coconino County will enter Stage Two Fire Restrictions at 12:01 a.m., July 4 above the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Stage Three restrictions will remain in effect for the rest of the County. 

This ordinance applies to unincorporated areas and residences in the County that are not under the jurisdiction of a fire district.

Stage Two Fire Restrictions prohibit any combustion, open fire and camp fires unless:

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. 


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