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    2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Tonto N.F: Payson District, Arizona USFS at Stage I
    from 2016 Jun 09 8 a.m. until rescinded
    Fire Restrictions Begin on Tonto National Forest, Thursday, June 9

    Target shooting is prohibited while fire restrictions are in place, fireworks and explosives are prohibited year-round.


    PHOENIX, June 9, 2016—For Immediate Release. Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning at 8 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016.

    Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

    Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or charcoal-burning device is prohibited outside of metal fire rings and metal pedestal grills provided by the Forest Service in developed recreation sites (see attached list). The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, and heating devices are allowed.

    Restrictions also apply to operating internal combustion power tools, using welding equipment or torches with open flames, operating combustion engines without spark-arresting devices in effective working order and meeting either USDA or SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) standards.

    Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except for taking game in accordance with Arizona hunting laws.
    Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. Please deposit the remains in an ashtray or inside a building. Do not toss or discard on the ground.

    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 forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto

    For general information on fire activity and restrictions in Arizona call toll free 877-864-6985, or visit the. Southwest Coordination Center website: http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc or http://firerestrictions.us/az




    Campfires are allowed in metal fire rings and metal pedestal grills provided by the Forest Service in the following developed recreation sites:


    Cave Creek Ranger District
    - Bartlett Lake Recreation Area
    - Bartlett Lake Marina
    - Rattlesnake Cove
    - SB Cove parking lot ramadas with metal charcoal pedestals
    - Yellow Cliffs parking lot ramadas with metal charcoal pedestals
    - Seven Springs Recreation Area
    - Springs Group Site
    - CCC Campground
    - Lower Verde Recreation Area
    - Needle Rock Day Use Picnic Area


    Mesa Ranger District
    · Saguaro Del Norte
    · Butcher Jones
    · Acacia
    · Boulder
    · Laguna
    · Palo Verde
    · Granite Reef
    · Phon D. Sutton
    · Coons Bluff
    · Saguaro Lake Marina
    · Canyon Lake Marina
    · Pebble Beach
    · Blue Point
    · Sheep’s Crossing
    · Water Users
    · Larry Forbis Group Site


    Payson Ranger District
    · Houston Mesa Campground
    · Houston Mesa Horse Camp
    · Ponderosa Campground
    · Christopher Creek Campground
    · Sharp Creek Campground
    · Tonto Creek Campground
    · Tonto Creek Walk-In


    Pleasant Valley Ranger District
    · Colcord Campground
    . Airplane Flat Campground
    . Upper Canyon Creek Campground


    Tonto Basin Ranger District

    · Apache Lake Marina
    · Vineyard Picnic Site
    · Frazier Campground
    · Frazier Group Site
    · Windy Hill Campground
    · Cholla Campground
    · Grapevine Campground
    · Cottonwood Picnic Site
    · Schoolhouse Campground
    · Burnt Corral Campground

    Useful Websites:
    · Fire Preventions and Restrictions: http://www.azfireinfo.com
    · Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az
    · Arizona Emergency Information Network (for ALL hazard emergency and disaster information): http://www.azein.gov
    · National Incident Information System: http://www.inciweb.org
    · Southwest Coordination Center: http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc
    · National Interagency Fire Center: http://www.nifc.gov
    · National Fire Plan: http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov
    · Firewise: http://www.firewise.org

    Fire Restriction Information: Toll free 1 (877) 864-6985
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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Prescott N.F:
    Chino Valley District, Arizona USFS at Stage I
    from 2016 Jun 15 8 a.m. until rescinded

    Prescott National Forest Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions on
    Wednesday June 15 at 8:00 am

    Campfire, smoking, and shooting restrictions will go into effect on the Prescott National Forest on Wednesday, June 15, at 8:00 a.m. Forest managers have determined that key criteria have been reached to warrant taking these restrictive actions. These include rapid drying of live and dead forest vegetation, escalating fire weather conditions, the level of firefighting resource commitments in the area, and increased forest visitor use. These restrictions will remain in effect until August 15 or when forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

    The following fire restrictions will be in effect for all national forest lands within the entire Prescott National Forest boundary:
    • Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. (The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed providing such devices meet the fire under writer’s specifications for safety).
    • Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material.
    • Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal laws and regulations
    • Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin. Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number.
    • Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.
    Know Before You Go! To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available.

    The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
    • Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
    • Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: 1-877-864-6985
    • Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
    • Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott

    Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121

    Prescott N.F:
    Bradshaw District, Arizona USFS at Stage I
    from 2016 Jun 15 8 a.m. until rescinded
    Prescott National Forest Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions on
    Wednesday June 15 at 8:00 am

    Campfire, smoking, and shooting restrictions will go into effect on the Prescott National Forest on Wednesday, June 15, at 8:00 a.m. Forest managers have determined that key criteria have been reached to warrant taking these restrictive actions. These include rapid drying of live and dead forest vegetation, escalating fire weather conditions, the level of firefighting resource commitments in the area, and increased forest visitor use. These restrictions will remain in effect until August 15 or when forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

    The following fire restrictions will be in effect for all national forest lands within the entire Prescott National Forest boundary:
    • Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. (The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed providing such devices meet the fire under writer’s specifications for safety).
    • Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material.
    • Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal laws and regulations
    • Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin. Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number.
    • Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.
    Know Before You Go! To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available. The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
    • Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
    • Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: 1-877-864-6985
    • Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
    • Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott

    Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121

    Prescott N.F:
    Verde District, Arizona USFS at Stage I
    from 2016 Jun 15 8 a.m. until rescinded
    Prescott National Forest Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions on
    Wednesday June 15 at 8:00 am

    Campfire, smoking, and shooting restrictions will go into effect on the Prescott National Forest on Wednesday, June 15, at 8:00 a.m. Forest managers have determined that key criteria have been reached to warrant taking these restrictive actions. These include rapid drying of live and dead forest vegetation, escalating fire weather conditions, the level of firefighting resource commitments in the area, and increased forest visitor use. These restrictions will remain in effect until August 15 or when forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

    The following fire restrictions will be in effect for all national forest lands within the entire Prescott National Forest boundary:
    • Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. (The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed providing such devices meet the fire under writer’s specifications for safety).
    • Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material.
    • Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal laws and regulations
    • Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin. Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number.
    • Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.
    Know Before You Go! To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available.

    The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
    • Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
    • Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: 1-877-864-6985
    • Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
    • Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott

    Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121
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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    City of Phoenix:
    Fire Ban for Desert and Mountain Preserves

    Start Time:
    May 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

    End Time:
    Oct. 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

    Location
    Phoenix Citywide Desert and Mountain Preserves

    ​The Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix Fire Department will ban open fires in the city’s desert and mountain preserves starting Sunday, May 22, 2016. This annual ban is expected to run through mid-October and applies to Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, all areas of the Phoenix Mountains, South Mountain Park/Preserve, North Mountain and surrounding areas, the Sonoran Preserve, and the Deem Hills area.
    The ban does not apply to traditional city parks.

    Media Contact:
    Gregg Bach, 602-262-4994

    General Contact:
    Parks and Recreation Department - Natural Resources Division

    Phone Number:
    602-495-5458
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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Lake Mead NRA, Arizona NPS at Stage I
    from 2016 Jun 06 midnight until rescinded

    For Immediate Release: June 2, 2016
    Release No.: 2016-30

    Contact list (alphabetical by agency)

    Bureau of Land Management (702) 515-5057
    Clark County Fire Department (702) 455-7311
    Mt. Charleston Fire District (702) 305-4010
    National Park Service (702) 293-8691
    Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue (775) 727-5658
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (702) 515-5480
    U.S. Forest Service (702) 515-5143

    2016 SOUTHERN NEVADA FIRE RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED

    Las Vegas –June 6, the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada.

    Interagency fire restrictions prohibit:

    • building and/or using a campfire or charcoal stove (using portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel OK)
    • welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames (except by permit)
    • using any explosive (except by permit)
    • using fireworks or firing a tracer
    • operating an off-road vehicle without a spark arrestor


    Agency specific exceptions and additional restrictions are also in place:

    Bureau of Land Management –steel jacket ammunition and explosive targets prohibited as they are known fire starters.Smoking is allowed in an enclosed vehicle only.

    Lake Mead National Recreation Area- wood or charcoal fires allowed in grills of developed picnic areas and campgrounds where a host is present;wood or charcoal burning devices allowed on the shoreline where natural vegetation is at least 100 feet from the shoreline;barbecue grills allowed on private boats outside the harbors of Lake Mead and Lake Mohave;rental boats are authorized to use barbecues attached to vessel if allowed under rental boat agreement;all vessel barbecue fires must be at least 100 feet away from shoreline vegetation. Smoking is allowed outside of an enclosed vehicle in areas that are cleared of all flammable material for at least three feet. Cigarettes must be discarded in a car ashtray or an ashtray in a developed area.

    Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument - Smoking is allowed outside of an enclosed vehicle in areas that are cleared of all flammable material for at least three feet. Cigarettes must be discarded in a car ashtray.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - campfires allowed in fire rings at Desert Pass Campground on Desert National Wildlife Refuge;grills in day use area of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge may be used.

    U.S. Forest Service - campfires are allowed within the approved fire pits or grills provided in developed recreation sites.Smoking is allowed if persons are stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials.

    The public is urged to contact the local U.S. Forest Service office at (702) 515-5400, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (702) 515-5450, National Park Service at (702) 293-8990 or Bureau of Land Management at (702) 515- 5000 if they have any questions or need clarification on the restrictions.

    https://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/news/...strictions.htm
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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Fire restrictions to begin Wednesday on four National Forests

    Flagstaff, Ariz., June 13, 2016, For Immediate Release

    Campfire and smoking restrictions will begin 8 a.m. Wednesday (June 15) on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in order to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires.

    Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are allowed in developed campgrounds only, which are managed by concessionaires or have campground hosts. The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings or in developed campgrounds. Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are clear of flammable materials. Fireworks are always prohibited on all National Forest lands. On the Prescott National Forest, Stage I restrictions will not allow shooting firearms due to the drier conditions. However, this activity will be allowed on the other National Forests.

    The forests use fire restrictions to help prevent unwanted, human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of users during periods of dangerous fire conditions. Implementation of fire restrictions normally occurs based on a combination of factors that are carefully measured. Criteria used to determine when to implement restrictions include things such as current and predicted weather, fuel moisture, fire activity levels and available firefighting resources. Additional restrictions may be applied as conditions warrant. In-depth details and criteria for implementing fire restrictions can be found online HERE.

    Additionally, an explanation of the different stages of fire restrictions and what is typically prohibited during those stages can be found online HERE .

    Fire restrictions typically remain in effect until the forests receive significant precipitation, at which time they will be rescinded.
    Forest officials would also like to remind forest users that building and maintaining a campfire on the National Forest while under fire restrictions is a violation that carries a mandatory appearance in federal court. Visitors should use extra caution when recreating on all public lands during fire season.

    Know Before You Go!

    The public can obtain additional fire information via the following link for Arizona Fire Restrictions: HERE.
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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Thanks for posting these! !
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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Thanks

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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    WoW! I wish I had seen this. Glad we did not get a visit to the camp site.....

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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Thanks for posting all the info for us, glad I was able to camp last weekend! It's usually a gamble camping between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the bans usually start the Tuesday after Memorial Day and seem to be lasting longer and longer due to the poor rainfall totals of recent monsoon seasons.

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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Fire restrictions to be lifted tomorrow on Coconino National Forest and southern portion of Kaibab National Forest

    Williams, Ariz., July 5, 2016, For Immediate Release — Due to significant and widespread rain and decreasing fire danger, the entire Coconino National Forest and the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona will lift campfire and smoking restrictions, also known as Stage 1 fire restrictions, at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6). The North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will remain in fire restrictions until more widespread precipitation is received.

    Forest managers typically lift fire restrictions when at least a half inch of precipitation has been received over more than two-thirds of the forests. To date, many areas of both forests have received much more than that amount of precipitation.

    “With the monsoon moisture we have received, the decreasing fire danger, and the availability of many firefighting resources, jointly we are comfortable that it is the appropriate time to lift fire restrictions for the Coconino and for the southern two districts of the Kaibab,” said Art Gonzales, fire staff officer for the Kaibab National Forest. “Fire restrictions are a great tool for us in preventing unwanted, human-caused fires, and we’d like to thank our visitors for their vigilance in being cautious with potential ignition sources while recreating in the forests.”

    Because the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has not received the widespread precipitation necessary to lift fire restrictions, campfire and smoking restrictions will remain in effect. These restrictions prohibit the following:
    1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, except within a developed recreation site.
    2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or a developed recreation site.
    Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are clear of flammable materials.

    The Coconino and Kaibab forests initially implemented campfire and smoking restrictions on June 15, along with the Prescott and Apache-Sitgreaves forests, in order to protect public health and reduce preventable, human-caused wildfires. While fire restrictions will be lifted tomorrow on the entire Coconino National Forest and on the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest, visitors are always expected to use caution with campfires and other potential ignition sources.

    Know Before You Go!
    The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
    • Arizona Fire Restrictions http://firerestrictions.us/az/
    • Arizona Fire Prevention & Information http://wildlandfire.az.gov/
    • Fire Restrictions on Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico 1-877-864-6985
    To learn the latest information about the forest you intend to visit, go to its website:
    www.coconinonationalforest.us
    www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab

    Coconino National Forest: George Jozens, (928) 527-3412 gjozens@fs.fed.us
    Kaibab National Forest: Jacqueline Banks, (928) 635-8314 jcbanks@fs.fed.us

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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Woohoo! That means I can go camping again! Camping without a fire just isn't the same...


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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Ironic because there are currently a couple wildfires (Airstrip fire and Scott fire) near Tusayan.

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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    they should just keep the entire state on fire lockdown for awhile. surprised we don't have more fires going on after the 4th holiday.
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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    Quote Originally Posted by metalman View Post
    they should just keep the entire state on fire lockdown for awhile. surprised we don't have more fires going on after the 4th holiday.
    It was predicted that all the fireworks (legal and illegal) would set the state a blaze. Didn't happen.

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    Re: 2016 Fire Restrictions 6/9/16

    hope it stays this way. no rain in the forecast though. hopefully the "fire managers" keep rolling.
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