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Coconino NF to implement Stage 2 fire restrictions May 26
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 24, 2022 – Due to warmer weather conditions, increased fire danger, and for public safety, Coconino National Forest will implement Stage 2 fire restrictions beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, May 26.
The forest has been under Stage 1 fire restrictions since May 5, which prohibit campfires across the forest and limits them to developed recreations sites only.
However, with warmer and windy weather, as well as key criteria being met, stricter fire restrictions will be implemented across the entire national forest--including developed recreation sites.
Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit the following:
Visitors should use caution and keep from driving over areas of vegetation to place their trailers or to unload their tents and camping supplies. This is to keep catalytic converters and other sources of heat underneath the vehicle from igniting vegetation. Additionally, fireworks of any kind are NEVER allowed on national forests.
Fire restrictions will remain in place until the forest receives significant precipitation or until Aug. 31. Violation of the restrictions on national forests is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment up to six months, or both.
View the official Stage 2 Forest Order here.
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