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.      

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Beware of scammers this Memorial Day

    Beware of scammers this Memorial Day

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-05-29 13:16:25 GMT
    As the sun begins to rise, you can flags at graves. But scammers are also out, targeting your kindness. Beware before you donate (Source: Tucson News Now).As the sun begins to rise, you can flags at graves. But scammers are also out, targeting your kindness. Beware before you donate (Source: Tucson News Now).

    This Memorial Day, many people will be paying tribute who those gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. But not everyone is using this holiday to pay their respects, instead scammers

    This Memorial Day, many people will be paying tribute who those gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. But some scammers are trying to cash in.

  • TUCSON'S TOP 3: What you need to know to start your day

    TUCSON'S TOP 3: What you need to know to start your day

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-05-29 11:58:01 GMT
    Police taped off part of E 32nd Street to investigate a deadly shooting early Sunday morning (Source: TPD).Police taped off part of E 32nd Street to investigate a deadly shooting early Sunday morning (Source: TPD).

    Good morning! We're getting your day started with top stories you may have missed, plus other headlines you need to be following today.

    Good morning! We're getting your day started with top stories you may have missed, plus other headlines you need to be following today.

  • Arizona softball's season ends after 6-5 loss to Baylor

    Arizona softball's season ends after 6-5 loss to Baylor

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:59:54 GMT
    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

    The University of Arizona Softball team lost 6-5 to Baylor on Sunday evening at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson. The loss ends the Wildcats' season as they have been knocked out of the 2017 Women's College World Series in the super regional round. 

    The University of Arizona Softball team lost 6-5 to Baylor on Sunday evening at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson. 

Powered by Frankly