April 27, 2018 – Countywide Fire Restrictions

ATTENTION: Countywide Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in Effect

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors voted to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions for southern county lands up to the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, April 27.

Fire restrictions are to protect public safety by reducing the number of human-caused wildfires. Unless allowed by a special exemption, common prohibited activities include open fire, campfires, fireworks, open smoking and use of exploding targets and tracer round ammunition. Don’t be foolish and put our beautiful 4HR countryside in jeopardy of being a post fire wasteland. Check out the posted county restrictions and exemptions HERE.

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  1. Williams Ranger District
    Fire Danger: Extreme
    Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect as of May 4, 2018.
    For contractors working on forest, please contact your contracting officer for additional information:
    Preparedness Level: 5
    Industrial Plan: C
    Bill Williams Mountain Watershed ALERT and CLOSURE
    Bill Williams Mountain Watershed to Temporarily Close as of Friday, May 11 Due to Increasing Fire Danger news release 5-10-18
    Bill Williams Mountain Watershed Closure Map 5-10-18
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    It is important for forest visitors to understand the meaning of the various levels of Fire Danger and Fire Restrictions.

  2. 2018 !!!—-FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County will be entering Stage III fire restrictions starting May 23. The restrictions will be enacted for all of Coconino County up to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Stage I restrictions will remain in effect above the North Rim. This ordinance applies to unincorporated areas and residences in the county that are not under the jurisdiction of a fire district.

    “The county is implementing common sense restrictions, in coordination with our regional partners, to mitigate the catastrophic damage of wildfire,” said Board Chairman Matt Ryan. “We live in a forested ecosystem and our forests provide jobs for our economy, trails for our adventures and comfort for our homes. We must be extremely firewise this dry and dangerous season.”

    Stage III Fire Restrictions prohibit any combustion, open fire, charcoal, propane, shooting of firearms and camp fires in unincorporated areas and residences in the county unless:

    • People have written permits or variances from their fire district (except on Red Flag Days) and

    • Personal use of tobacco products is restricted to inside closed vehicles or buildings only.

    While activities, that don’t involve mechanical operations, such as lawn care, home construction and community clean-ups, are not specifically prohibited, residents and visitors should use their best judgment when considering whether to engage in any activity that could spark a fire. Anyone engaging in these activities could be held legally responsible.

    More information or to sign-up for emergency notifications is available at http://www.coconino.az.gov/ready.

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