Department of forestry lifts remaining fire restrictions on state land

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Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 6:51 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has lifted any remaining fire restrictions on state-owned land in Arizona thanks to recent moisture and cooler temperatures.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Stage I and Stage II restrictions are rescinded on state land within Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties.

Restrictions on state land in northeastern and southern Arizona were rescinded in July.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.

Forest managers ask the public to remain mindful of 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 never allowed on state land.

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