Campfire restrictions on the forest are in effect as of Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
The intent of the restrictions is for public health and safety due to Pandemic Guidelines set forth by the state of Arizona. Escaped campfires have often been one of the leading causes of fires requiring a fire-crew response in the forest. Fire restrictions are in effect to reduce the need for fire crew response.
Order Number 03-00-00-20-006
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
REGIONAL CLOSURE ORDER
PROHIBITIONS: Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited :
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.
EXEMPTIONS: the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
3. Persons using pressurized liquid or gas-fueled devices (stoves, grills, or lanterns).
The Restricted Area includes all National Forest System Lands in the following National Forests:
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
- Coconino National Forest
- Coronado National Forest
- Kaibab National Forest
- Prescott National Forest
- Tonto National Forest