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Arizona Fire Restrictions Update

Apr 28th, 2018
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Arizona Fire Restrictions Set 

The National Forests in Arizona have the following fire restrictions in place.

Tonto N.F: Payson District, Arizona USFS at Stage II

from 2018 Apr 18 8 a.m. until rescinded

Fire Restrictions Begin on Tonto National Forest Wednesday, April 18

Target Shooting and Campfires Prohibited

Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted the Tonto National Forest to implement fire restrictions on the Tonto National Forest beginning at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Fire-causing activities will be prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or charcoal-burning device is prohibited. Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. Operating a chainsaw or any other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited between 9 am to 8 pm. The discharging of firearms, air rifles or gas guns, except when engaged in a legal hunt in accordance with state, federal or tribal laws and regulations is prohibited. The use of fireworks, explosives or a pyrotechnic device is always prohibited. 

The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, and heating devices are allowed, if they are equipped with a switch or attached manual device that allows the fire to be extinguished immediately. Operating a motorized vehicle on Forest Service roads is allowed as long as you park in an area devoid of all vegetation. 

Violation of these fire restrictions is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.

For more information regarding fire restrictions on the Tonto National Forest, please call 

(602) 225-5200, or check online at Tonto NF 

Tonto N.F: Globe District, Arizona USFS at Stage II

from 2018 Apr 18 8 a.m. until rescinded

Fire Restrictions Begin on Tonto National Forest Wednesday, April 18 

White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Tribal Lands at Stage II

from 2018 Apr 13 midnight until rescinded

 Tonto N.F: Tonto Basin District, Arizona USFS at Stage II

from 2018 Apr 18 8 a.m. until rescinded

Fire Restrictions Begin on Tonto National Forest Wednesday, April 18

Tonto N.F: Pleasant Valley District, Arizona USFS at Stage II

from 2018 Apr 18 8 a.m. until rescinded

Fire Restrictions Begin on Tonto National Forest Wednesday, April 18

 

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