Statewide Fire Restrictions Underway — Know Before You Go

Most National Forests and most other public lands throughout Arizona are current under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Please be aware of these restrictions and do your part to help care for our forests, mountains, deserts and canyons during this high-risk time of year.

During Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, the following is prohibited:

  1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, including within Developed Recreation Sites. This prohibition also includes smudge pots and wood stoves.
  2. Smoking outside.
  3. Blasting, welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
  4. Operating machinery with an internal combustion engine, including chainsaws, line trimmers, generators and heavy equipment.

Using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by pressurized liquid petroleum or pressurized liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels is allowed.

Please use caution and avoid driving over areas of vegetation to place your trailer or  unload your tents and camping supplies. This is to keep catalytic converters and other sources of heat underneath the vehicle from igniting dry grass and other vegetation. Fireworks of any kind are NEVER allowed on national forests.

Violation of the restrictions on national forests is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment up to six months, or both.

As of June 28, the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests rescinded Stage 2 Fire Restrictions due to increased precipitation and a positive outlook for a healthy monsoon season.