Fire restrictions to be lifted tomorrow on North Kaibab Ranger District

Williams, Ariz., July 26, 2016 — For Immediate Release. Due to the decreasing risk of fire danger, the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will lift campfire and smoking restrictions, also known as Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, July 27).

To date, many areas of the district have received the adequate amount of precipitation needed to warrant conditions being lifted. However, visitors are always expected to use caution with campfires and other potential ignition sources.

“Although not widespread, we’ve had wetting rain events over the past week throughout portions of the Kaibab Plateau,” said North Zone Fuels Specialist Dave Robinson. “So we urge our forest visitors to remain vigilant and utilize proper campfire safety techniques and precautions – drown and stir until the campfire is cold to the touch.”

The Kaibab National Forest is committed to educating visitors about camping responsibly and being fire safe. Never leave a campfire unattended, even for a few minutes. Additional tips on camping responsibly are available at http://www.fs.fed.us/visit/know-befo...ble-recreation, which include answering nature’s call, being fire safe, avoiding interaction with wildlife, and respecting and protecting archaeological sites so that our National Forest and grasslands may be enjoyed for future generations.

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.

Thank you!

Respectfully,
David Hercher



David Hercher, MBA
Public Affairs Specialist
Forest Service
Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
p: 928-643-8110
c: 928-522-4195
f: 928-643-8105
davidjhercher@fs.fed.us

430 S. Main St., PO Box 248
Fredonia, AZ 86022
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