Fire Restrictions Lifted Wednesday on State Land
Phoenix, AZ (11/11/20) - Recent moisture and cooler temperatures allow the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to lift the remaining fire restrictions on state-owned land in Arizona.
On Wednesday, November 11, Stage I and Stage II restrictions are rescinded on state land within Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties.
Restrictions on state land in northeastern and southern Arizona were rescinded back in July.
Fire restrictions have been in place in some areas of the state longer than usual due to lingering, hot temperatures, lack of monsoonal moisture, and extremely dry vegetation.
As always, we ask the public to be mindful of their surroundings and be cautious when working or recreating outdoors:
- Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure it is completely out before leaving. Drown, stir, repeat, until it is cool to the touch
- When working outdoors, use a spark arrester with equipment and have a water source nearby
- Never burn debris or vegetation on windy days
- Inspect your vehicle and tires before getting on the road
- Secure tow chains
- Never pull off into tall grasses
Target shooting and fireworks are not allowed on state land at any time of the year.