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The below information about this RED FLAG WARNING is posted on AZ EIN webpage.
“April 14, 2015 – 8:11 am”
“The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 8 p.m. that covers the North Kaibab and Tusayan ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest, as well as other areas of Northern Arizona, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.”
“Visitors to the North Kaibab and Tusayan districts of the Kaibab National Forest are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the districts, including in developed campgrounds.”
“A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected and that a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create an increased potential for large fire growth. The campfire advisory remains in effect until the Red Flag Warning ends.”
“The Kaibab National Forest is committed to educating visitors about their role in helping prevent unwanted, human-caused fires. Avoiding having campfires on windy days is one way they can do that.”
“For detailed weather information including warnings issued by the National Weather Service, visit www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/.”
“Information about fire danger levels and more is available on the Kaibab National Forest website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab.”
As reported by NWS Flagstaff, “Critical fire weather conditions (strong winds + low relative humidity and high fire danger! ) are forecast across northeast Arizona today and Tuesday. A Wind Advisory is also in effect today for areas in the red flag warning as well as Coconino county. Expect southwest winds gusts to 45 mph across the wind advisory and red flag warning areas.”
Please use great care with ANYTHING that may cause a spark!!
News release from GCNP:
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Due to increased fire danger throughout Grand Canyon National Park, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions for all areas within the park except the Colorado River corridor.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 13, all wood burning and charcoal fires, including campfires, warming fires and charcoal barbeques, will be prohibited throughout the park, including all campgrounds and residential areas. Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns and heaters possessing shut-off devices are allowed.
The restrictions are being implemented in response to current and predicted weather and fuel conditions, as well as corresponding fire danger rating levels. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is at extreme fire danger and the North Rim is at very high fire danger. These conditions are expected to remain at until monsoonal moisture occurs. The restrictions will remain in place until significant precipitation falls and fire danger levels subside. “We always hope visitors will consider taking some additional voluntary precautions to help prevent wildfires.” says Chief of Fire and Aviation Jay Lusher.
To read the full release, which contains more pertinent information about this restriction, go the GCNP webpage.