Fire restrictions in national forests begin this week - Tucson News Now

Fire restrictions in national forests begin this week

(Source: http://www.fs.usda.gov) (Source: http://www.fs.usda.gov)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented in two Arizona national forests in anticipation of a dry and windy Memorial Day weekend.

According to the Forest Service Department of Agriculture, Southern Arizona is expected to experience Red Flag Warning conditions this weekend, prompting restrictions to help prevent fire opportunities.

The Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest and the Coconino National Forest will begin these restrictions on Wednesday, May 22 at 8 a.m. 

Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves will only be allowed in developed campgrounds. Smoking will only be allowed within enclosed vehicles, buildings or developed campgrounds.  Liquid petroleum or LPG-fueled devices that can be turned on and off will be permitted in areas that are clear of flammable materials.

Fire restrictions are put in place based on current and predicted weather, fuel moisture, fire activity levels and available firefighting resources, according to a news release. Precincts can be expected to remain in effect until the forests receive significant precipitation. 

For additional information, visit the Coconino and Kaibab websites at www.fs.usda.gov/coconino and www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab

For Arizona fire information, visit www.wildlandfire.az.gov.      

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