High Fire Dangerous Is Here! Northern Arizona Enforces Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Beginning June 21

High Fire Dangerous Is Here! Northern Arizona Enforces Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Beginning June 21

WFCN – Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, and the Coconino National Forest were all upgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions on June 21 due to the elevated fire hazard.

Despite the possibility of precipitation this weekend, Coconino County still has a very high fire hazard. Both of their representatives.

The intention of the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests is to implement Stage 2 fire restrictions on Friday, June 21 at 8 a.m.

The following are forbidden by stage 2 fire restrictions:

  • Starting, maintaining, or utilizing a fire, especially in established leisure areas, for a campfire, stove fire, or charcoal, coal, or briquettes. Smudge pots, pellet grills, and wood stoves fall within this category. Pressurized liquid petroleum (PLP) or pressurized liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels are the only ones that can be used to power a stove or grill.
  • Smoking (apart from within a closed car or structure, a planned recreation area, or when parked in a space at least three feet in diameter that has been cleared of any flammable materials).
  • Using an open flame to blast, weld, or operate an acetylene or other torch.

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., using a generator, chainsaw, or other internal combustion engine-powered machinery for felling, bucking, skidding, processing, constructing roads, and cutting wood while conducting industrial operations, or gathering firewood that could start a fire.

High Fire Dangerous Is Here! Northern Arizona Enforces Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Beginning June 21

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Operating generators in areas that are empty or free of all nearby combustible objects and above is permitted in cases where the generator has an authorized spark arrestor and is located no more than three feet away.


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Fireworks and explosives are never permitted.

The Stage 2 fire regulations in the Kaibab National Forest do not forbid target shooting. All current laws, though, still apply when it comes to firing a handgun.

Generally speaking, County Road 73 (also known as “South Road”) to the east, Forest Road 122 to the south, Forest Road 108 to the west, and Interstate 40 to the north form the boundaries of the Bill Williams Mountain watershed temporary closure region.

The Kaibab NF website, www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab, will provide information, including a map of the closure region.

Fines, jail time, and/or a mandatory appearance in federal court are possible outcomes of violations.

Visit www.coconino.az.gov/firerestrictions(link is external) for details on all state and federal fire restrictions in Arizona, including an interactive map.

For the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests, see fs.usda.gov/kaibab(link is external) and fs.usda.gov/coconino(link is external), respectively, for further details regarding the stages of fire restrictions, Forest Orders, and overall forest conditions.

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