Closures and fire restrictions being lifted in some areas
Posted July 13, 2018
Thanks to monsoon rains this week, fire restrictions and closures are being lifted in some areas of state.
The Prescott, Tonto and Coronado national forests lifted fire restrictions at 8 a.m. Friday, July 13. The Coconino National Forest lifted fire restrictions at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 11. The Kaibab National Forest also lifted fire restrictions across the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts (as well as the area closure of the Bill Williams Mountain watershed) at 8 a.m. Wednesday. However, due to different weather conditions, Stage II fire restrictions will remain in effect for the entire North Kaibab Ranger District, which is located north of the Grand Canyon. Fire restrictions and some closures remain in effect on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests at this time.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management lifted fire restrictions in some parts of the state at 8 a.m. Friday, July 13, but restrictions remain in effect in other areas. The Bureau of Land Management Gila District in southeastern Arizona has lifted fire restrictions, but restrictions remain in effect in other BLM districts at this time.
If you’re planning on heading out, first check https://firerestrictions.us/az/ or contact the land management agency that has jurisdiction over the area you plan to visit. Visitors are reminded that even though restrictions have been lifted in some areas, please always practice fire safety.