Coconino National Forest….repeating their FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Please adhere to the following restrictions if you plan on visiting CNF!

More info here, on their website.

Additional fire restrictions on Coconino National Forest

For Immediate Release

Date: June 27, 2011

Contact: Coconino Supervisor’s Office – 928-527-3600

Flagstaff, AZ —Coconino National Forest officials will implement additional fire restrictions beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Under these restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal or wood stoves continue to be prohibited on the forest, including in developed campgrounds. The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings. Fireworks are always prohibited on National Forest System lands.

Additional restrictions prohibit:

  • chainsaw use from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m,
  • discharging a firearm unless engaged in a lawful hunt,
  • welding,
  • use of explosives,
  • operating a motorized vehicle off National Forest system roads, which includes Cinder Hills OHV.
  • using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order.

Pressurized liquid or gas stoves and lanterns that can be turned off are allowed.

“These restrictions are necessary in order to protect the public and the national forest due to high fire danger,” said Earl Stewart, Coconino National Forest supervisor. “We thank the public for their continued cooperation.”

The fire restrictions will remain in place until the forest receives significant precipitation. Violation of the prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

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