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News Flash • Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to Begin Friday in Co

Rain is possible this weekend, but the fire danger remains very high in Coconino County…

Representatives from the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests have indicated their intention to move to Stage 2 fire restrictions at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 21. Pursuant to Coconino County Ordinance 2024-01, the Coconino County Office of Emergency Management (CCEM) will implement Stage 2 fire restrictions in all unincorporated areas of the county at the same time.

The county's Stage 2 restrictions prohibit the following activities at all times in all county jurisdictions:

  1. Ignite, start, maintain, or use any fire, including fires fueled by wood, charcoal, briquettes, coal, or other combustible materials.
  2. Smoking outdoors.
  3. Using an internal combustion engine for common household activities such as landscaping and property maintenance and repairs.
  4. Use of explosive targets, tracers and incendiary rounds.
  5. Outdoor mechanical and industrial work such as welding or the use of open flames such as acetylene torches.

The use of stoves, wood pellet smokers, grills, fire rings, or other manufacturing devices that are fueled exclusively by pressurized liquefied petroleum or pressurized liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel and that can be turned on and off (such as gas grills) is permitted only if the device is located within a developed area as defined by the County Wildfire Prevention Ordinance. The use of fireworks is prohibited at all times on National Forests and State lands.

Fire restrictions are implemented to prevent human-caused fires and to limit risk to visitors during periods of potentially dangerous fire conditions. Decisions regarding fire restrictions are based on a carefully measured combination of factors. Criteria used to determine when to implement restrictions include current and forecasted weather, fuel moisture, fire activity levels, prolonged drought, and available firefighting resources.

Additional restrictions may be imposed depending on conditions. Fire restrictions generally remain in effect until widespread heavy rainfall has occurred in the area. Regardless of whether restrictions are in place, always use extreme caution when recreating on private or public lands. Violations may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

Coconino County Stage 1, 2 and 3 Information Fire Regulations For more information, visit www.coconino.az.gov/firerestrictions.

Information on all Arizona state and federal fire restrictions, including an interactive map, is available at www.coconino.az.gov/firerestrictions. Additional information on fire restriction stages, forest orders, and general forest conditions is available at www.coconino.az.gov/firerestrictions. Kaibab National Forest in Kaibab And that Coconino National Forest in Canada.

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