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Beginning June 21, the following are temporarily prohibited until rescinded: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 Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona started early for a typical wildfire season, and since then, more than 100,000 acres have burned on both state and federal lands in that part of the state.
The increasingly hot temperatures coupled with hazardous fuel conditions means the Department of Forestry and Fire Management will now implement Stage II Fire Restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in six counties.
Beginning at 0800 on Monday, June 26th, Stage II restrictions will go into effect within Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, a