130 Current Restrictions

County/Local/Other lands in Yavapai County, Arizona County/Local/Other at Stage II

from 2020 Aug 10 8 a.m. until rescinded

Mayer Fire Department Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions on August 10, 2020



Stage I Fire Restrictions: August 10, 2020

 NO burn permits will be issued
 Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED
 Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit
 NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas
 Cooking, warming, or camp fires ARE still ALLOWED at single and multi-family residences and parks (where approved) but MUST BE attended at all times

Stage II Fire Restrictions: August 10, 2020

 NO burn permits will be issued
 Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED
 Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit
 NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas
 Welding, cutting, grinding and chain saw use is PROHIBITED (Permission may be granted under special circumstances and repair situations as approved by the Fire Chief)**
 Warming fires and camp fires are PROHIBITED in single and multi-family residences and parks. This also prohibits the use of other devices that produce open flame such as tiki lamps.
 The use of propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbeque cooking grills MAY BE USED at single and multi-family residences as long as they are constantly attended and are in an enclosed device.

** Certain activities including welding, cutting, grinding, chainsaw use, (any spark/flame producing activity) outdoors shall require the following:
o A Fire Department Permit for a specific time period, location, and activity granting permission to conduct such activity in a safe manner.
o A fire watch, an individual for the sole purpose watching for any sparks and/or ignition.
o Firefighting tool(s) such as a shovel.
o Approved water supply available from a hose, water truck, etc.

For more information visit the Mayer Fire Department Website

Glen Canyon NRA, Arizona NPS at Stage II

from 2020 Jun 25 midnight until rescinded

News Release Date: June 25, 2020
Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-640-3478

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will implement Stage 2 fire restrictions beginning at midnight on Thursday, June 25, until further notice. Due to hot, dry conditions, all wood-burning and charcoal fire use is prohibited, except campfires in provided rings or structures at campgrounds and picnic areas. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials down to mineral soil. As always, discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all federal public lands.

Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns, and heaters are allowed, if they can be turned immediately on and off with no remaining burning material. Campfires are also permitted below the high-water mark of Lake Powell in areas devoid of vegetation.

Weather conditions are becoming increasingly hot and dry and fire danger is increasing daily. Visitors should use extra caution recreating on public lands when fire danger is increased. Please ensure your campfire is completely out before you leave, and all ignition sources are a safe distance away from vegetation to mitigate unwanted wildfires.

Fire restrictions are due to increasing fire danger and the need to prevent human-caused wildfires during potentially dangerous fire conditions, to promote public health and safety and to protect resources. Firefighter and public safety remain the highest priority during wildfire season. To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in Arizona and Utah, please visit http://wildlandfire.az.gov and www.utahfireinfo.gov. For more information about wildfires across the country, visit inciweb.nwcg.org. The park wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable visit.

Aztec Ruins NM, New Mexico NPS at Stage II

from 2020 Jun 19 midnight until rescinded

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2020
Contact: Jeff Gardner, 505-706-7014 x 239, [email protected]

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument

Due to extreme fire danger at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 19, 2020.

Beginning at 5 pm on Friday, June 19 the following acts will be prohibited throughout Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument:

• Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.

• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or in parking lots or developed areas clear of vegetation.

• Possessing or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices (Prohibited at all times).

These restrictions will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Denise Robertson. Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

For information concerning fire restrictions at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument call (505) 786-7014. To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in New Mexico visit
https://nmfireinfo.com

Chaco Culture NHP, New Mexico NPS at Stage II

from 2020 Jun 19 midnight until rescinded

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2020
Contact: Jeff Gardner, 505-706-7014 x 239, [email protected]

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument

Due to extreme fire danger at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 19, 2020.

Beginning at 5 pm on Friday, June 19 the following acts will be prohibited throughout Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument:

• Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.

• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or in parking lots or developed areas clear of vegetation.

• Possessing or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices (Prohibited at all times).

These restrictions will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Denise Robertson. Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

For information concerning fire restrictions at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument call (505) 786-7014. To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in New Mexico visit
https://nmfireinfo.com

Tuzigoot NM, Arizona NPS at Stage II

from 2020 May 29 midnight until rescinded

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are observing Stage II Fire Restrictions. During this stage, the following is prohibited:

Effective Monday, June 2, 2020, pursuant to Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, sections 1.S{a)(l ), 1.S(a)(3), 2.13{c) and 2.21{a), the following acts are prohibited within Montezuma Castle (includes the Montezuma Well Unit) & Tuzigoot National Monuments.

PROHIBITIONS:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, including within a developed recreation site or improved site (36 CFR 2.13(a)].

Exception: The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices is allowed as long as such devices meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety.

Exception: This prohibition does not apply to fire suppression forces engaged in firefighting activities.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle (36 CFR 2.21(a)]

3. Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame is prohibited.

4. Operating or using any internal combustion engine off paved or graveled roads is prohibited. Generators are allowed if equipped with an approved spark arresting device and used in an area that is barren or clear of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the generator.

Exception: The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices is allowed as long as such devices meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety.

5. The use of all firearms and explosives are prohibited, including but not limited to, fuses or blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, exploding targets, and tracers or incendiary ammunition.

EXEMPTIONS

Fire crew resources conducting fire management activities.

AREA DESCRIBED:

Montezuma Castle (includes the Montezuma Well Unit) & Tuzigoot National Monuments.

PURPOSE:

To reduce the risk of fire in order to protect public health and safety, and to protect National Park Service lands, resources, and facilities during the current period of increased fire danger.

IMPLEMENTATION:

1. This order shall be in effect beginning Monday June 2, 2020, and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

2. Any violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or imprisonment for no more than six months, or both.

Montezuma Castle NM, Arizona NPS at Stage II

from 2020 May 29 midnight until rescinded

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are observing Stage II Fire Restrictions. During this stage, the following is prohibited:

Effective Monday, June 2, 2020, pursuant to Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, sections 1.S{a)(l ), 1.S(a)(3), 2.13{c) and 2.21{a), the following acts are prohibited within Montezuma Castle (includes the Montezuma Well Unit) & Tuzigoot National Monuments.

PROHIBITIONS:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, including within a developed recreation site or improved site (36 CFR 2.13(a)].

Exception: The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices is allowed as long as such devices meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety.

Exception: This prohibition does not apply to fire suppression forces engaged in firefighting activities.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle (36 CFR 2.21(a)]

3. Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame is prohibited.

4. Operating or using any internal combustion engine off paved or graveled roads is prohibited. Generators are allowed if equipped with an approved spark arresting device and used in an area that is barren or clear of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the generator.

Exception: The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices is allowed as long as such devices meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety.

5. The use of all firearms and explosives are prohibited, including but not limited to, fuses or blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, exploding targets, and tracers or incendiary ammunition.

EXEMPTIONS

Fire crew resources conducting fire management activities.

AREA DESCRIBED:

Montezuma Castle (includes the Montezuma Well Unit) & Tuzigoot National Monuments.

PURPOSE:

To reduce the risk of fire in order to protect public health and safety, and to protect National Park Service lands, resources, and facilities during the current period of increased fire danger.

IMPLEMENTATION:

1. This order shall be in effect beginning Monday June 2, 2020, and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

2. Any violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or imprisonment for no more than six months, or both.

Havasu N.W.R, Arizona USFWS at Stage II

from 2020 May 22 midnight until rescinded

Fire Restrictions in Effect for Havasu and Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuges


Effective Friday, May 22, 2020, fire restrictions on these lands prohibit the following acts:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, or the use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices within refuge lands 50 CFR 25.21 & 25.31.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle [50 CFR 25.21 (e) & 25.31]

The purpose of these restrictions is to ensure the safety of refuge visitors and employees, and for the protection of Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges lands, resources and facilities.

These restrictions are dependent upon fire activity and weather conditions, and remain in effect until conditions improve.

CONTACTS:

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge


To contact the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, call (760) 326-3853.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR • U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE •
HAVASU NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
317 MESQUITE AVENUE • NEEDLES, CALIFORNIA 92363 • (760) 326-3853


Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge


To contact the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge, call (928) 667-4144.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR • U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE •
BILL WILLIAMS RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
60911 HIGHWAY 95 • PARKER, ARIZONA 85344 • (928) 667-4144

Cabeza Prieta N.W.R, Arizona USFWS at Stage II

from 2020 May 22 midnight until rescinded

Fire Restrictions for Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge


Ajo, Arizona: Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, fire restrictions are now in effect on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

Effective 12:01 am Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and until further notice, the following acts are prohibited [50 CFR 25.21 (e)]:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire within refuge lands including within any established campgrounds. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle. The use of fireworks and “sparklers” is always prohibited on the refuge.

Exception: The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices are allowed as long as such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety.

The purpose of these restrictions is to ensure the safety of refuge visitors and employees, and for the protection of National Wildlife Refuge lands, resources and facilities.

These restrictions are dependent upon fire activity and weather conditions, and remain in effect until conditions improve and the restrictions lifted.

For local fire restrictions and updated fire information for Federal, Tribal and State lands in Arizona and New Mexico, visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc .

To contact the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, call (520) 387-6483.

Kofa N.W.R, Arizona USFWS at Stage II

from 2020 May 22 midnight until rescinded

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service News Release

Fire Restrictions On Kofa National Wildlife Refuge


Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, fire restrictions are now in effect on the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service’s Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

Effective Friday, May 22, 2020, fire restrictions on the refuge prohibit the following acts:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove
fire, within refuge lands including within any established camp ground [50 CFR 25.21 & 25.31].
Exception: The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices is
allowed as long as such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle [50 CFR 25.21 (e) & 25.31]

The purpose of the restrictions are to ensure the safety of refuge visitors and employees and the
protection of refuge lands, resources, and facilities.

These restrictions are dependent upon fire activity and weather conditions, and remain in effect
until conditions improve.

For local fire restrictions and updated fire information for Federal, Tribal and State lands in
Arizona and New Mexico, visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc .

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our
scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and
commitment to public service.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit: www.fws.gov .
Connect with us on social media:
USFWS - SW Facebook Page ,
USFWS - SW Twitter;
USFWS YouTube Channel;
USFWS -SW Flickr Page.

- http://www.southwest.fws.gov -


Contact: Linda L Miller, 928/345-4912, [email protected]

USFWS - Southwest
Public Affairs Office PO Box 1306
Albuquerque, NM 87103 505/248-6911
505/248-6915 (Fax)

State lands in Yuma County, Arizona State at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

State lands in La Paz County, Arizona State at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

State lands in Coconino County, Arizona State at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

At this time, Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon, is not included in Stage II restrictions on Arizona state-owned and managed lands.

Kingman Field Office, Arizona BLM at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

For more information and official orders visit: BLM Arizona Fire Restrictions


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These restrictions will become effective at 06:00 a.m., MST, 12 MAY 2020. They will remain in
effect until rescinded or revoked.

Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all
lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the following counties in
Arizona: Mohave, La Paz and Yavapai. This restriction includes the Colorado River District
encompassing Kingman Field Office.

Stage 2:
The following acts are prohibited on BLM managed lands until further notice:
1. Building maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or
wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
3. Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state,
federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
4. Mechanical and industrial prohibitions
a. Operating any internal combustion engine.
b. Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
c. Using an explosive.

Stage 2 Exemptions:
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for
any fire started by the exempted activity.
1. Persons with a written waiver that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
This process can be utilized in cases where public works and public utility
maintenance and repairs are necessary.
2. Industrial operations where specific operations and exemptions are identified, and
mitigation measures are implemented as outlined in an agency plan.
3. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be
turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of
all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.
4. Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed
vehicle or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and
surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
5. Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads as long as the vehicle is parked in
an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway.
6. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is
specifically authorized by written posted notice.
7. Any federal, state, local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting
force or other authorized personnel in the performance of an official duty.
8. All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated by city ordinance.
9. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

Exploding targets, fireworks, and paper/sky lanterns are always prohibited year-round on BLM-managed public lands in Arizona.

State lands in Maricopa County, Arizona State at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

State lands in Gila County, Arizona State at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

Arizona Strip Field Office, Arizona BLM at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

For more information and official orders visit: BLM Arizona Fire Restrictions


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These restrictions will become effective at 12:01 a.m., MST, 12, May 2020. They will remain in effect until
rescinded or revoked.

Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all lands
administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the following counties: Mojave and Coconino

Stage 2:
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, exploding targets or gas gun except while engaged in a lawful hunt
pursuant to state, federal or tribal laws and regulations.
4. Mechanical and Industrial Prohibitions
a. Operating any internal combustion engine
b. Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame
c. Using an explosive.
Stage 2 Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorized the otherwise prohibited act. This process can be
utilized in cases where public utility emergency repairs are necessary.
2. Industrial operations where specific operations and exemptions are identified and mitigation measures are
implemented as outlined in an agency plan.
3. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPF fuels that can be turned on and off. Such
devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable
materials within three feet of the device.
4. Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building or in a
n area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the
generator.
5. Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads so long as you park in an area devoid of vegetation
within 10 feet of the roadway
6. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by
written posted notice.
7. Any Federal, State, or local office, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force or other
authorized personnel in the performance of an official duty.
8. All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated by the city ordinance.
9. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe

Exploding targets, fireworks, and paper/sky lanterns are always prohibited year-round on BLM-managed public lands in Arizona.

State lands in Mohave County, Arizona State at Stage II

from 2020 May 12 midnight until rescinded

Navajo Nation, New Mexico Tribal Lands at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 16 midnight until rescinded

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 010-20
EXECUTIVE ORDER RELATED TO
STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS
FOR THE NAVAJO NATION
NAVAJO NATION OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
WHEREAS:
1. The President of the Navajo Nation serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the
Executive Branch of the Navajo Nation government with the full authority to conduct,
supervise, and coordinate personnel and program matters. 2 N.N.C. 1005 (A).
2. The President shall have the power to issue an executive order for the purpose of
interpreting, implementing or giving administrative effect to statutes of the Navajo
Nation in the manner set forth in such statutes. 2.N.N.C. §1005 (C)(14);
3. On May 15, 2020, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions were issued due to inadequate
precipitation, abundant dry fuels, high winds, high temperatures and low humidity and
a number of fires across the Navajo Nation that caused significant damage to our
natural resources and, additionally, threatened personal and commercial building
structures.
4. To continue to protect the public and to mitigate and keep our firefighters safe from
potential COVID-19 transmission in the course of the work responding to wildland
fires.
5. Due to favorable weather conditions (i.e. recent precipitation, cooler temperatures and
calm winds) the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region, Branch of Wildland Fire
and Aviation Management and the Navajo Forestry Department recommend the Stage
II Fire Restrictions be reduced back to Stage I.
6. An Executive Order shall have the force of law upon the recipient. 2 N.N.C. §
1005(C)(14).
THEREFORE:
I, JONATHAN NEZ, President of the Navajo Nation, and I, MYRON LIZER, Vice
President of the Navajo Nation, by the authority vested in us, hereby issue the following
order:
1. The Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on the Navajo Nation are effective immediately and shall
remain in effect until this order is rescinded or amended. 17 N.N.C. § 2701
2. The following uses within the Navajo Nation are PROHIBITED:
A. Possession, manufacturing, sale or use of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device
pursuant to 17 N.N.C. § 2733;
B. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal; except
campfires and charcoal to be used in developed sites where fire rings or grills
are provided; and
C. Using a firearm and incendiary devices, without a valid permit.
3. The following activities must use EXTREME CAUTION:
Smoking, which is recommended only in permitted areas, within an enclosed
vehicle, traditional and ceremonial uses, and while stopped in an area at least six
feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
4. The following activities are PERMITTED:
A. Persons who regularly reside within the closed area are permitted to go to and
from their homes and continue ordinary activities that do not create an
unreasonable fire hazard;
B. Propane, gas or other petroleum-fueled stoves will be allowed for livestock
branding;
C. Ceremonial fires, properly registered and permitted by the Navajo Nation
Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA) through a Navajo Nation EPA Burn
Registration, five (5) days prior to ceremony. To obtain a Burn Registration,
please contact Navajo Nation EPA Air Quality at (928) 729-4156. Mail: NN Air
Quality, PO Box 529, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504, FAX: (928) 729-4323 or email:
[email protected];
D. Persons with a written permit/bonding/license that specifically authorizes the
otherwise prohibited act;
E. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is
specifically authorized by written posted notice;
F. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or
firefighting force in the performance of an official duty; and
G. The implementation of Low Complexity Prescribed Fire which meet
prescriptions approved by the Agency Administrator under an approved Burn
Plan.
5. Any person or parties found guilty of violating the fire restrictions will be fined up to
$5,000 or provide restitution. 17 N.N.C. § 523
6. The Division of Public Safety, Division of Natural Resources, Environmental
Protection Agency, Division of Community Development and the Bureau of Indian
Affairs Wildland Fire and Aviation are hereby directed to fully enforce this Executive
Order.
The provisions of this order shall be implemented consistent with the laws of the Navajo
Nation and in a manner that advances the highest welfare of the People.
EXECUTED this 16th day of September 2020

Navajo Nation, Arizona Tribal Lands at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 16 midnight until rescinded

WHEREAS:
1. The President of the Navajo Nation serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Executive Branch of the Navajo Nation government with the full authority to conduct, supervise, and coordinate personnel and program matters. 2 N.N.C. 1005 (A).

2. The President shall have the power to issue an executive order for the purpose of interpreting, implementing or giving administrative effect to statutes of the Navajo Nation in the manner set forth in such statutes. 2.N.N.C. §1005 (C)(14);

3. On May 15, 2020, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions were issued due to inadequate precipitation, abundant dry fuels, high winds, high temperatures and low humidity and a number of fires across the Navajo Nation that caused significant damage to our natural resources and, additionally, threatened personal and commercial building structures.

4. To continue to protect the public and to mitigate and keep our firefighters safe from potential COVID-19 transmission in the course of the work responding to wildland fires.

5. Due to favorable weather conditions (i.e. recent precipitation, cooler temperatures and calm winds) the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region, Branch of Wildland Fire and Aviation Management and the Navajo Forestry Department recommend the Stage II Fire Restrictions be reduced back to Stage I.

6. An Executive Order shall have the force of law upon the recipient. 2 N.N.C. § 1005(C)(14).
THEREFORE:
I, JONATHAN NEZ, President of the Navajo Nation, and I, MYRON LIZER, Vice President of the Navajo Nation, by the authority vested in us, hereby issue the following order:

1. The Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on the Navajo Nation are effective immediately and shall remain in effect until this order is rescinded or amended. 17 N.N.C. § 2701

2. The following uses within the Navajo Nation are PROHIBITED:
A. Possession, manufacturing, sale or use of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device pursuant to 17 N.N.C. § 2733;
B. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal; except campfires and charcoal to be used in developed sites where fire rings or grills are provided; and
C. Using a firearm and incendiary devices, without a valid permit.

3. The following activities must use EXTREME CAUTION:
Smoking, which is recommended only in permitted areas, within an enclosed vehicle, traditional and ceremonial uses, and while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

4. The following activities are PERMITTED:
A. Persons who regularly reside within the closed area are permitted to go to and from their homes and continue ordinary activities that do not create an unreasonable fire hazard;
B. Propane, gas or other petroleum-fueled stoves will be allowed for livestock branding;
C. Ceremonial fires, properly registered and permitted by the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA) through a Navajo Nation EPA Burn Registration, five (5) days prior to ceremony. To obtain a Burn Registration, please contact Navajo Nation EPA Air Quality at (928) 729-4156. Mail: NN Air Quality, PO Box 529, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504, FAX: (928) 729-4323 or email: [email protected];
D. Persons with a written permit/bonding/license that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act;
E. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice;
F. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty; and
G. The implementation of Low Complexity Prescribed Fire which meet prescriptions approved by the Agency Administrator under an approved Burn Plan.

5. Any person or parties found guilty of violating the fire restrictions will be fined up to $5,000 or provide restitution. 17 N.N.C. § 523

6. The Division of Public Safety, Division of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Community Development and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Wildland Fire and Aviation are hereby directed to fully enforce this Executive Order.
The provisions of this order shall be implemented consistent with the laws of the Navajo Nation and in a manner that advances the highest welfare of the People.
EXECUTED this 16th day of September 2020

MT DNRC: Northeastern Land Office, Lewistown Unit within Golden Valley County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact the Northeastern Land Office at 406-538-7789

Fort Belknap Reservation, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

Stage I Restrictions in effect on the Fort Belknap in Blaine County only. If you have questions, please contact the Fort Belknap Fire office

Golden Valley County: private land, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

For more information contact the Golden Valley Sheriff Department

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Golden Valley County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact the Restriction Coordinator at 406-538-1942

USBR: Milk River Project, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

Stage I Fire Restrictions on BOR lands in Blaine County only.

MT DNRC: Northeastern Land Office, Havre Unit within Blaine County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact the Northeastern Land Office at 406-538-7789.

Blaine County: private land, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

For further information, please contact Blaine County

US BLM: Lewistown Field Office within Blaine County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

For further information, contact Restriction Coordinator at 406-538-1942

Camp fires allowed at Gist Bottom and Stafford Ferry for the BLM

US FWS: Black Coulee National Wildlife Refuge, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 04 midnight until rescinded

For further information, contact the Charles M Russell Wildlife Refuge at 406-538-8706

US BLM: Malta Field Office within Valley County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please call Shannon Bonney, Fire Restriction Coordinator at 406-538-1942

Carter County: private land, Miles City at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight until rescinded

US BLM: Miles City Field Office within Carter County, Miles City at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight until rescinded

For information concerning these fire restrictions, call Miles City Field Office at 406-233-2800 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.

MT DNRC: Northeastern Land Office, Glasgow Unit within Valley County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact the Northeastern Land Office at 406-538-7789

Valley County: private land, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Valley County.

USFS: Custer National Forest, Sioux Ranger District, Miles City at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight to 2020 Sep 30 midnight

Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Sioux Ranger District Office located at Camp
Crook, South Dakota, (605) 797-4432

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Carbon County, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 21 midnight until rescinded

For further information contact: Billings Field Office at 406-896-5013 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Wheatland County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 21 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Lewistown Restriction Coordinator at 406-538-1942

Wheatland County: private land, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 21 midnight until rescinded

For more information, contact the Wheatland County Sheriff Office

Cascade County: private land, Great Falls at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 21 midnight until rescinded

Until further notice

Under Stage One Restrictions:
1. Open burning is prohibited.
2. Campfires are allowed ONLY in a developed recreation site or improved site where developed campfire rings are provided.
3. Smoking is permitted ONLY within an enclosed vehicle, inside a building, or in an area where at least three feet in diameter is cleared of all flammable materials.
4. Campers are ONLY allowed to cook using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels and can be turned on and off.
5. All Fireworks are prohibited. All exploding targets (available for sale to recreational shooters) are also considered a pyrotechnic product and are also prohibited.

Carbon County: private land, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 19 midnight until rescinded

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Treasure County, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 18 midnight until rescinded

For information concerning these fire restrictions, call Miles City Field Office at 406-233-2800 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.

Crow Reservation, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 17 midnight until rescinded

Prescott N.F: Chino Valley District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 8 a.m. until rescinded

Prescott National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on August 14, 2020


Prescott National Forest will enter Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, August 14th at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Stage I fire restrictions prohibit the following:
1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).
3. Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Exemptions to the restrictions include the following: Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. §261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from the provisions in this Order:
1. Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from Prohibition #1 above, provided such fires are within a fire structure and they are within their permitted area.
2. Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels.
3. Persons using a stove fire in a designated area.
Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Prescott NF Website

State lands in Yavapai County, Arizona State at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 8 a.m. until rescinded

AZ Department of Forestry and Fire Management Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on August 14, 2020


Due to public and firefighter safety, come Friday, August 14, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement Stage I fire restrictions on state lands within Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon, and in Yavapai County.

Under Stage I, campfires are only allowed in a developed campsite and smoking is restricted. Target shooting and fireworks are always prohibited on state lands.

As a reminder, Stage II fire restrictions remain in effect within state lands in Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, and Yuma Counties, as well as, Coconino, north of the Grand Canyon.

Restrictions go into effect, on Friday, August 14, at 0800, and continue until rescinded.

Restrictions apply to the following state-owned and state-managed lands within the above-mentioned counties including:

• All State Trust lands outside incorporated municipalities.
• All Game and Fish Commission Wildlife areas and department properties outside incorporated municipalities.
• All State Parks outside incorporated municipalities – State Parks will remain open with fire restrictions in place. Please refer to AZ State Parks for park specific fire restriction information.
• All Department of Transportation highway, right-of-way property outside incorporated municipalities, not owned by federal land management agencies.

Restrictions include:

• Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, other than in a developed campsite or picnic area is prohibited. Exemptions include, a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
• Smoking is prohibited unless it is within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barred or cleared of all flammable materials.
• Fireworks or another incendiary device are prohibited.
• Welding or operating acetylene or other torch devices with an open flame is prohibited.
Exemptions include:

• Any federal, state or local law enforcement officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting organization in the performance of an official duty.
• All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated in a city ordinance.

All exemptions to these restrictions must be approved by the State Forester.

If local authorities have imposed stronger restrictions then those listed above, than the local restrictions shall apply.

These restrictions apply to all permit and lease holders and other authorized users of state-managed lands.


For more information visit the ADFFM Website

Coconino N.F: Flagstaff District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 8 a.m. until rescinded

Coconino National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 am on Friday August 14, 2020



The Coconino National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on August 14, 2020.
Due to lack of monsoon precipitation and key criteria being met for restrictions, the Coconino and Kaibab national forests will enter Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions Friday (Aug. 14) at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires.

UNDER THE RESTRICTIONS

Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a Forest Service provided fire structure within a developed campground (some sites may be closed due, so make sure to check the status of your destination before heading out).

Using a device that is solely fueled by pressurized liquid petroleum or pressurized LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed.

Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building, a developed recreation site or within a patch of barren ground without any flammable material at least three (3) feet in diameter.

Fire restrictions are implemented to help prevent unwanted, human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of visitors during periods of potentially dangerous fire conditions. With no significant moisture predicted in the long term forecast, additional restrictions may be applied at any time conditions warrant which could include Stage 2 fire restrictions and additional closure areas as needed.

Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information
View the closure order

Coconino National Forest homepage

Coconino N.F: Mogollon Rim District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 8 a.m. until rescinded

Coconino National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 am on Friday August 14, 2020



The Coconino National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on August 14, 2020.
Due to lack of monsoon precipitation and key criteria being met for restrictions, the Coconino and Kaibab national forests will enter Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions Friday (Aug. 14) at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires.

UNDER THE RESTRICTIONS

Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a Forest Service provided fire structure located in a developed campground (some sites may be closed due, so make sure to check the status of your destination before heading out).

Using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by pressurized liquid petroleum or pressurized LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed.

Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building , a developed recreation site or within a barren area without flammable material at least three (3) feet in diameter.

Fire restrictions are implemented to help prevent unwanted, human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of visitors during periods of potentially dangerous fire conditions. With no significant moisture predicted in the long term forecast, additional restrictions may be applied at any time conditions warrant which could include Stage 2 fire restrictions and additional closure areas as needed.

Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information
View the closure order

Coconino National Forest homepage

Coconino N.F: Red Rock District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 8 a.m. until rescinded

Coconino National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 am on Friday August 14, 2020



The Coconino National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on August 14, 2020.
Due to lack of monsoon precipitation and key criteria being met for restrictions, the Coconino and Kaibab national forests will enter Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions Friday (Aug. 14) at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires.

UNDER THE RESTRICTIONS

Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a Forest Service provided fire structure located in a developed campground (some sites may be closed due, so make sure to check the status of your destination before heading out).

Using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by pressurized liquid petroleum or pressurized LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed.

Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building, a developed recreation site or within a barren area without any flammable material at least three (3) feet in diameter.

Fire restrictions are implemented to help prevent unwanted, human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of visitors during periods of potentially dangerous fire conditions. With no significant moisture predicted in the long term forecast, additional restrictions may be applied at any time conditions warrant which could include Stage 2 fire restrictions and additional closure areas as needed.

Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information
View the closure order

Coconino National Forest homepage

Prescott N.F: Verde District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 8 a.m. until rescinded

Prescott National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on August 14, 2020


Prescott National Forest will enter Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, August 14th at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Stage I fire restrictions prohibit the following:
1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).
3. Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Exemptions to the restrictions include the following: Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. §261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from the provisions in this Order:
1. Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from Prohibition #1 above, provided such fires are within a fire structure and they are within their permitted area.
2. Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels.
3. Persons using a stove fire in a designated area.
Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Prescott NF Website

Prescott N.F: Bradshaw District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 8 a.m. until rescinded

Prescott National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on August 14, 2020


Prescott National Forest will enter Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, August 14th at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Stage I fire restrictions prohibit the following:
1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).
3. Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Exemptions to the restrictions include the following: Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. §261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from the provisions in this Order:
1. Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from Prohibition #1 above, provided such fires are within a fire structure and they are within their permitted area.
2. Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels.
3. Persons using a stove fire in a designated area.
Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Prescott NF Website

Fort Peck Reservation, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

Stage 1 restrictions only in Roosevelt County. For further information, please contact the Fort Peck Agency

MT DNRC: Northeastern Land Office, Glasgow Unit within Roosevelt County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Don Pyrah, Fire Management Officer, at (406) 538-7789.

Roosevelt County: private land, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Roosevelt County at 406-653-6246

US BLM: Miles City Field Office within Roosevelt County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Shannon Bonney, Fire Restriction Coordinator, at 406-538-1942

County/Local/Other lands in Yavapai County, Arizona County/Local/Other at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 12 midnight until rescinded

Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Prescott Fire Department jurisdictions Enter Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on August 14, 2020



STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

WHEN: August 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: The 42 square miles of the City of Prescott and the 365 square miles of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) which includes the Towns of Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Paulden. CAFMA's jurisdiction also applies to areas surrounding the City of Prescott such as Williamson Valley, upper Copper Basin Road, the Mountain Club area, Ponderosa Park off of White Spar Road, and the Senator Highway area of Karen Drive, Sweet Acres, and Oak Knoll Village along with the areas of Government Canyon and Diamond Valley which are south of Prescott.

Stage I Fire Restrictions:

• NO residential burn permits will be issued.
• Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED.
• Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit.
• NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas.
• NO outdoor use of firearms.
• Cooking, warming, or camp fires (ash or ember producing) ARE still ALLOWED at single and multi-family residential properties and Town parks (where approved) but MUST BE attended at all times.


WHY: Due to the lack of rain the Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority will be enacting our Stage I Fire Restrictions on August 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. which will also be consistent with the Prescott National Forest and the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County not protected by fire districts or area fire departments. As the fire danger continues to increase, our Stage II restrictions may also be put back into effect. These restrictions will stay in effect until we receive significant rain throughout the area to justify lifting the restrictions.

For more information visit the CAFAM Website or City of Prescott Fire Website

MT DNRC: Northeastern Land Office, Lewistown Unit within Petroleum County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 07 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Don Pyrah, Fire Management Officer, at (406) 538-7789.

US BLM: Lewistown Field Office within Petroleum County, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 07 midnight until rescinded

For more information contact Shannon Bonney at 406-538-1942

Petroleum County: private land, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 07 midnight until rescinded

US FWS: War Horse National Wildlife Refuge, Lewistown at Stage I

from 2020 Aug 07 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact the Charles M Russell Wildlife Refuge at 406-538-8706

Yuma Field Office, Arizona BLM at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 11:59 p.m. until rescinded

For more information and official orders visit: BLM Arizona Fire Restrictions


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Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.1, the following acts are prohibited on
all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the following counties: Yuma and
La Paz Counties in Arizona and Imperial and Riverside Counties in California. This restriction
includes the Colorado River District encompassing Yuma Field Office.

These restrictions will become effective at 12:00 A.M., MST, Friday, JULY 31st
, 2020. They will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 1:
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood
stove. Campfires and charcoal use are permitted in developed recreation sites or
improved sites where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided. Developed or
improved recreation sites listed in the order.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed or improved recreation
site or while stopped in an area at least 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of
all flammable materials.
3. Welding or the use of any torch or metal cutting or grinding implement.
4. Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.

Fire Prevention Order Number AZ910-2020-001 (partial description):
Fireworks, airborne luminaries, tracers, explosives, steel core, incendiary ammunition and
explosive chemical devices or binary explosives, incendiary bomb, grenade or similar device.
Any combustible or explosive composition. Igniting of tires, petroleum products are prohibited
year-round and apply to all BLM-managed lands within Arizona.

Stage 1 Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned
on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all
overhead and surrounding flammable materials within six feet of the device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically
authorized by written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force
in the performance of an official duty.
5. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for
any fire started by the exempted activity.

Violation of this order is prohibited by the provisions of the regulations cited.

"Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at 43 C.F.R. § 9212.1 shall,
upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than
12 months, or both, in accordance with § 9212.4. In addition, such persons will be liable to the
United States for damages through either an administrative process or in United States federal
court."

Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Yuma Field Office at
928-317-3200.

Lake Havasu Field Office, Arizona BLM at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 11:59 p.m. until rescinded

For more information and official orders visit: BLM Arizona Fire Restrictions


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Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.1, the following acts are prohibited on
all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the following counties: La Paz and
Mohave Counties in Arizona and San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in California. This
restriction includes the Colorado River District encompassing Lake Havasu Field Office.
These restrictions will become effective at 12:00 A.M., MST, Friday, July 31st
, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 1:
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood
stove. Campfires and charcoal use are permitted in developed recreation sites or
improved sites where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided. Developed or
improved recreation sites listed in the order.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed or improved recreation
site or while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared
of all flammable materials.
3. Welding or the use of any torch or metal cutting or grinding implement.
4. Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state,
federal, or tribal laws and regulations.

Fire Prevention Order Number AZ910-2020-001 (partial description):

Fireworks, airborne luminaries, tracers, explosives, steel core, incendiary ammunition and
explosive chemical devices or binary explosives, incendiary bomb, grenade or similar device.
Any combustible or explosive composition. Igniting of tires, petroleum products are prohibited
year-round and apply to all BLM-managed lands within Arizona.

Stage 1 Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned
on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all
overhead and surrounding flammable materials within six feet of the device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically
authorized by written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force
in the performance of an official duty.
5. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
6. Discharging of a firearm is allowed on agency designated shooting ranges.
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for
any fire started by the exempted activity.
Violation of this order is prohibited by the provisions of the regulations cited.
"Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at 43 C.F.R. § 9212.1 shall,
upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than
12 months, or both, in accordance with § 9212.4. In addition, such persons will be liable to the
United States for damages through either an administrative process or in United States federal
court."

Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Lake Havasu Field
Office at 928-505-1200.

Tonto N.F: Pleasant Valley District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 8 a.m. until rescinded

Tonto NF Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on July 31, 2020



The Tonto National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on July 31, 2020.

Apache Lake will reopen on July 31st 2020 at 8:00 am with Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are as follows:

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Tonto National Forest in, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties, Arizona and as depicted on the Map attached hereto as Exhibit A.

1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire other than in a developed campsite or picnic area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).

3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, cooking devices that are fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel, that can be turned off immediately with no remaining burning material may be used in safe areas devoid of vegetation. Recreational target shooting remains prohibited at this time, however, legal hunting activities are permitted in areas not affected by a closure order.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Tonto National Forest Website

Tonto N.F: Payson District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 8 a.m. until rescinded

Tonto NF Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on July 31, 2020



The Tonto National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on July 31, 2020.

Apache Lake will reopen on July 31st 2020 at 8:00 am with Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are as follows:

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Tonto National Forest in, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties, Arizona and as depicted on the Map attached hereto as Exhibit A.

1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire other than in a developed campsite or picnic area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).

3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, cooking devices that are fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel, that can be turned off immediately with no remaining burning material may be used in safe areas devoid of vegetation. Recreational target shooting remains prohibited at this time, however, legal hunting activities are permitted in areas not affected by a closure order.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Tonto National Forest Website

Tonto N.F: Cave Creek District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 8 a.m. until rescinded

Tonto NF Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on July 31, 2020



The Tonto National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on July 31, 2020.

Apache Lake will reopen on July 31st 2020 at 8:00 am with Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are as follows:

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Tonto National Forest in, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties, Arizona and as depicted on the Map attached hereto as Exhibit A.

1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire other than in a developed campsite or picnic area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).

3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, cooking devices that are fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel, that can be turned off immediately with no remaining burning material may be used in safe areas devoid of vegetation. Recreational target shooting remains prohibited at this time, however, legal hunting activities are permitted in areas not affected by a closure order.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Tonto National Forest Website

Tonto N.F: Tonto Basin District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 8 a.m. until rescinded

Tonto NF Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on July 31, 2020



The Tonto National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on July 31, 2020.

Apache Lake will reopen on July 31st 2020 at 8:00 am with Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are as follows:

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Tonto National Forest in, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties, Arizona and as depicted on the Map attached hereto as Exhibit A.

1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire other than in a developed campsite or picnic area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).

3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, cooking devices that are fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel, that can be turned off immediately with no remaining burning material may be used in safe areas devoid of vegetation. Recreational target shooting remains prohibited at this time, however, legal hunting activities are permitted in areas not affected by a closure order.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Tonto National Forest Website

Tonto N.F: Globe District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 8 a.m. until rescinded

Tonto NF Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on July 31, 2020



The Tonto National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on July 31, 2020.

Apache Lake will reopen on July 31st 2020 at 8:00 am with Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are as follows:

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Tonto National Forest in, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties, Arizona and as depicted on the Map attached hereto as Exhibit A.

1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire other than in a developed campsite or picnic area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).

3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, cooking devices that are fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel, that can be turned off immediately with no remaining burning material may be used in safe areas devoid of vegetation. Recreational target shooting remains prohibited at this time, however, legal hunting activities are permitted in areas not affected by a closure order.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Tonto National Forest Website

Tonto N.F: Mesa District, Arizona USFS at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 8 a.m. until rescinded

Tonto NF Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on July 31, 2020



The Tonto National Forest will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 8:00 am on July 31, 2020.

Apache Lake will reopen on July 31st 2020 at 8:00 am with Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are as follows:

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Tonto National Forest in, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties, Arizona and as depicted on the Map attached hereto as Exhibit A.

1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire other than in a developed campsite or picnic area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).

3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, cooking devices that are fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel, that can be turned off immediately with no remaining burning material may be used in safe areas devoid of vegetation. Recreational target shooting remains prohibited at this time, however, legal hunting activities are permitted in areas not affected by a closure order.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

For more information and to view the closure order visit the Tonto National Forest Website

Hassayampa Field Office, Arizona BLM at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 12:01 a.m. until rescinded

For more information and official orders visit: BLM Arizona Fire Restrictions


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Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all lands
administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the following counties: Maricopa and Yavapai, Arizona. This
restriction includes the Hassayampa Field Office and Agua Fria National Monument.

These restrictions will become effective at 12:01 a.m., MST, 31, July 2020. They will remain in effect until
rescinded or revoked.

Stage 1:
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Do not build or use a fire, campfire, charcoal broiler, or wood stove. Use of propane and petroleum-fueled
stoves, lanterns or heating devices is currently allowed.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while
stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. No discharging a firearm (no target shooting or other shooting) outside of taking game in accordance with
Arizona hunting laws in hunting season.
4. Be aware that driving off-road over dry grass could ignite a fire; be sure that all vehicles and tires are in
excellent working order; chains or other recreational equipment must not drag or dangle from the truck or trailer
to the ground; secure all recreational equipment; it’s always a good idea to carry a fire extinguisher.
5. Fireworks are never allowed on federal public lands.

Stage 1 Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such
devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable
materials within 3 feet of the device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by
written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the
performance of an official duty.
5. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by
the exempted activity.

Violation of fire restrictions is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at §9212.1 of this title shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment of up to six months, or both. Fines and imprisonment time may be higher in some instances Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained
by calling the Phoenix District Office at (623) 580-5500.

Exploding targets, fireworks, and paper/sky lanterns are always prohibited year-round on BLM-managed public lands in Arizona.

Lower Sonoran Field Office, Arizona BLM at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 31 12:01 a.m. until rescinded

For more information and official orders visit: BLM Arizona Fire Restrictions


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Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all lands
administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the following counties: Maricopa, Pima and Pinal, Arizona.
This restriction includes the Lower Sonoran Field Office and Sonoran Desert National Monument.
These restrictions will become effective at 12:01a.m., MST, 31, July 2020. They will remain in effect until
rescinded or revoked.
Stage 1:
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Do not build or use a fire, campfire, charcoal broiler, or wood stove. Use of propane and petroleum-fueled
stoves, lanterns or heating devices is currently allowed.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while
stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. No discharging a firearm (no target shooting or other shooting) outside of taking game in accordance with
Arizona hunting laws in hunting season.
4. Be aware that driving off-road over dry grass could ignite a fire; be sure that all vehicles and tires are in
excellent working order; chains or other recreational equipment must not drag or dangle from the truck or trailer
to the ground; secure all recreational equipment; it’s always a good idea to carry a fire extinguisher.
5. Fireworks are never allowed on federal public lands.

Stage 1 Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such
devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable
materials within 3 feet of the device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by
written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the
performance of an official duty.
5. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by
the exempted activity.

Violation of fire restrictions is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at §9212.1 of this title shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment of up to six months, or both. Fines and imprisonment time may be higher in some instances Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained
by calling the Phoenix District Office at (623) 580-5500.

Exploding targets, fireworks, and paper/sky lanterns are always prohibited year-round on BLM-managed public lands in Arizona.

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Stillwater County, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

For information concerning these fire restrictions, call Billings Field Office at 406-896-5013 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.

US BLM: Miles City Field Office within Big Horn County, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

US NPS: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Big Horn County, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

For further information contact: Billings Field Office at 406-896-5013 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.

Stillwater County: private land, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

Big Horn County: private land, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Musselshell County, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

For further information contact: Billings Field Office at 406-896-5013 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.

US BLM: Billings Field Office within Yellowstone County, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

For further information contact: Billings Field Office at 406-896-5013 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.
Campfires are prohibited in the Acton Recreation Area

US FWS: Grass Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

US FWS:Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

US FWS: Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 30 midnight until rescinded

US BLM: Miles City Field Office within Powder River County, Miles City at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 24 12:01 a.m. until rescinded

For information concerning these fire restrictions, call Miles City Field Office at 406-233-2800 or Fire Mitigation Education Specialist Larry Elder at 406-896-2836.

Powder River County: private land, Miles City at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 24 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Powder River County: (406) 436-2657.

MT DNRC: Eastern Land Office, Miles City Unit within Powder River County, Miles City at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 24 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Randy Sanders, Fire Management Officer, at (406) 233-2904.

Treasure County: private land, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 22 midnight until rescinded

Musselshell County: private land, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jul 06 midnight until rescinded

For further information contact: (406) 323-2777 Mussellshell County Disaster & Emergency Services

Pipe Spring NM, Arizona NPS at Stage I

from 2020 Jun 26 midnight until rescinded

Fire Restriction Order
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Pipe Spring National Monument

Effective Date: June 23, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m.

Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 4 USC section 100101 (a) and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a)(1), 2.13 Fires (a) (5) (c), 2.21 Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b)(c), the following acts are prohibited on the area, orads, and trails described below until rescinded b the Superintendent Pipe Spring National Monument.

- Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind in the park outside of developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Stoves fueled by petroleum or liquid propane are allowed.
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material down to mineral soil.
- Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.

The following persons are exempt from the order:
- Those persons with a permit authorizing the otherwise prohibited act, or in those areas authorized by written posted notice in the area of operation. Permits may be obtained from PIpe Springs National Monument.
- Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Area Description: All lands within the boundaries of Pipe Springs National Monument.

Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both.

Information concerning these fire restrictions may be obtained at: 928-643-7105.

Fred Armstrong, Superintendent, Pipe Springs National Monument
Date: 6-23-2020

Yellowstone County: private land, Billings at Stage I

from 2020 Jun 17 midnight until rescinded

For further information contact: 406-256-2775 Yellowstone County Disaster & Emergency Services

County/Local/Other lands in Yavapai County, Arizona County/Local/Other at Stage I

from 2020 May 18 8 a.m. until rescinded

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District



Fire Restrictions:
As of May 18, 2020

• NO burning is allowed
• Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED
• Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit
• NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas
• Welding, cutting, and grinding use is PROHIBITED (Permission may be granted under special circumstances and repair situations as approved by the Fire Marshal) **
• Warming fires and camp fires are PROHIBITED. This also prohibits the use of other devices that produce open flame such as tiki lamps.
• The use of charcoal briquettes may be used with a grill that has a tight fitting lid, propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbeque cooking grills MAY BE USED at single and multi-family residences as long as they are constantly attended and are in an enclosed device.

** Certain activities including welding, cutting, grinding, chainsaw use, (any spark/flame producing activity) outdoors shall require the following:
A Fire Department Permit for a specific time period, location, and activity granting permission to conduct such activity in a safe manner.
A fire watch, an individual for the sole purpose watching for any sparks and/or ignition. Firefighting tool(s) such as a shovel.
Approved water supply available from a hose, water truck, etc.

For more information please call (928) 567-9401 visit the Copper Canyon Fire Website

Tonto NM, Arizona NPS at Stage I

from 2020 May 15 midnight until rescinded

Tonto National Monument Fire Restrictions to Begin May 15, 2020


Due to increased fire danger in Arizona, Tonto National Monument will increase fire restrictions beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. These restrictions coincide with similar restrictions going into effect on other public lands in southern Arizona.

The fire restrictions prohibit the following acts:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, including within a developed recreation site or improved site [36 CFR 2.13(a)]. Exception: The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices is allowed as long as such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle [36 CFR 2.21(a)]

The purpose of these restrictions is to ensure the safety of park visitors and employees, and for the protection of National Park Service lands, resources and facilities. These restrictions are dependent upon fire activity and weather conditions and will remain in effect until conditions improve. These restrictions are pursuant to the authority contained in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 1.5(a)(1) and 1.5(a)(3).

Although the sale of ground and hand-held fireworks and their use in some locations is legal in Arizona, the use and possession of all fireworks is always prohibited on National Park Service lands, including Tonto National Monument.

These restrictions will remain in effect until conditions improve. Violation of these restrictions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, or imprisonment for no more than six months, or both.

For local fire restrictions and fire information for Federal, Tribal and State lands in Arizona, visit AZ Interagency Wildfire Information or call the Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline at 1-877-864-6985.

For more information call (928) 467-2241 and visit visit Tonto National Monument

Lake Mead NRA, Arizona NPS at Stage I

from 2020 May 10 midnight until rescinded

Lake Mead National Recreation Area 2020 Fire Restrictions Announced

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Seasonal fire restrictions are now in place at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The restrictions are necessary to prevent wildfire during this period of extended drought and increased potential for wildland fires in Arizona and Nevada.

The following acts are prohibited or modified, until further notice:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire with any wood or charcoal burning device, such as a fire pit or grill, is prohibited within the backcountry, except along shorelines. Fires along backcountry shorelines must be at least 100 feet from the nearest beach logs, structure or vegetation and must be within wood or charcoal burning devices, such as a fire pit or grill.
Smoking outside of an enclosed vehicle in any area that is not cleared of all flammable material for at least three feet. Discarding of cigarettes in anything other than a car ashtray or an ashtray in a developed area.
The following activities are allowed:
Portable stoves with gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed within the backcountry.
Fires are permitted in grills, fire rings, portable stoves, portable barbecues and portable fireplaces in all developed campgrounds and designated picnic areas.
Gas powered grills are permitted on houseboats.
Gas and charcoal grills are allowed within developed areas, including beaches, so long as they are at least 100 feet from vegetation.
Gas and charcoal grills are allowed on private boats outside of the harbors of Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Rental boats are authorized to use grills attached to the vessel if allowed under boat rental agreements. All vessel barbeque fires must be at least 100 feet away from shoreline vegetation.
Please extinguish all fires if windy conditions are present.
Campfires are never allowed at Boulder Beach, Cottonwood Cove, Arizona Telephone Cove, Princess Cove, Cabinsite Cove, near marinas and launch ramps and in developed areas and shorelines where there is a posted “no campfire” sign.

Additionally, the use of fireworks, including "safe and sane,” is prohibited at all times on all public lands including Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2.38 (b) under the National Park Service.

Carson City District, Nevada at Stage I

from 2019 Jul 13 midnight until rescinded

Due to drying vegetation, increasing daytime temperatures and several human-caused fires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-Western Nevada Agency, Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF), Public Domain Allotments, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex announce the implementation of fire restrictions on all lands under their jurisdiction effective Saturday, July 13, at 12:01 a.m. and lasting until further notice.

Vegetation fine fuel loading in western Nevada and eastern California is above normal compared to average because of the wet spring and the abundance of last year’s grass crop. Warmer temperatures have increased the rate of vegetation dry-out. A large crop of grass and brush is evident at lower elevations. People are encouraged to safely enjoy the public lands, bearing in mind that human-caused fires threaten human life, private property and public land resources every summer.

The potential for devastating fires during the summer is very real. Report fires to the Sierra Front Interagency Fire Dispatch Center, Minden, Nevada, 775-883-5995 or dial 911.

Fire restrictions prohibit the following:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire or stove fire except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).

Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground or picnic area.

Operating vehicles or other motorized equipment off of existing paved, gravel or dirt roads.

Welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.

Using or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.

Possession or use of fireworks or any other incendiary device.

Use of tracer rounds (always prohibited), steel-core ammunition, or exploding targets, including Binary Explosive Targets while recreational shooting.

All agencies recommend when operating vehicles or equipment traveling on or using wildland areas to have at least an axe, shovel and one gallon of water and to carry cell phones while in the wildlands or national forests to report wildfires.

As a reminder, the following safety tips should be followed while target shooting:

Refrain from shooting during hot, dry and windy conditions.

Don’t use incendiary or tracer ammo – Incendiary and tracer ammo are always prohibited on public lands.

Place your targets on dirt or gravel areas clear of vegetation and avoid shooting into rocky areas. Placing a target in dry grass increases the risk of fire.

Be aware that all types of ammunition can start fires under the right conditions, especially steel core ammunition.

Bring a container of water. This may seem obvious, but shooters often fail to bring enough water to put a fire out. A five gallon bucket of water readily available while shooting could prevent a disaster if a fire does start.

Bring a shovel. Use the shovel to dig a trench around your targets before shooting to ensure that any fire caused by sparks can be easily contained.

Shoot at quality steel targets designed to minimize risks to both the shooter and the environment. For steel targets to be functional and safe, they should be made of high quality through hardened steel that has a Brinell hardness number of at least 500.

Don’t shoot trash. Trash like old couches and TVs can often be found illegally dumped on public land but can be dangerous fire hazards when shot.

Please shoot responsibly and clean up after shooting.

Affected areas include the following:

BLM – All areas, roads and trails on the BLM-Carson City District outside of developed recreation sites with the exception of Sand Mountain Recreation Area

BIA - All lands administered by the BIA located within or adjacent to the BLM NV Carson City District. Approximately 300 allotments encompassing 59,310 acres in Douglas County, Nevada, within the Carson Watershed that the U.S. Government (BIA) holds in trust for hundreds of individual Indian landowners, collectively known as the Pine Nut Allotments.

USFWS - All areas, roads and trails within the boundaries of the Stillwater, Anaho Island and Fallon National Wildlife Refuges. Campfires are prohibited on these refuge lands year-round.

NDF – All areas, roads and trails on state lands including the following state parks: Lake Tahoe Nevada, Washoe Lake, Berlin-Ichthyosaur, Rye Patch State Recreation Area, the Carson River Ranches portion of Ft. Churchill, and Dayton in western Nevada.

As fire season continues the BLM, BIA and USFWS will be aggressively citing those who do not comply with the posted restrictions. Violation of these prohibitions is subject to punishment by a fine and/or imprisonment (agency statutes vary). Persons may also be responsible for resource damage, suppression costs and any injuries that occur if they are found liable for causing a wildfire.

For more information or clarification on the restrictions, please contact the BLM-Carson City District Office at 775-885-6000; the BIA at 775-887-3500; the NDF at 775-684-2709 and the USFWS at 775-423-5128, or go to https://go.usa.gov/xy527

Southern Nevada District, Nevada at Stage I

from 2019 Jul 01 midnight until rescinded

State/County/Local/Other lands in Santa Fe County, New Mexico State/County/Local/Other at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight until rescinded

Santa Fe County FIRE MARSHAL ORDER 8.25.20.0 I


COMES NOW the Santa Fe County (County) Fire Marshal, pursuant to the authority vested in the Fire Marshal by County Ordinance 2018-8, the Fire Code, including Chapter I, Part 2.Section 103.1 and Chapter 1, Pan 2. Section 104.1 of the International Fire Code. 2015 edition , and issues this Order prohibiting open burning within the unincorporated areas of Santa Fe County, beginning Friday, August 28, 2020, and continuing until further order of the Fire Marshal.
FINDINGS
1. The Fire Code defines open burning as "[t]he burning of materials wherein products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber. Open burning does not include road flares, smudgepots and similar devices associated with safety or occupational uses typically considered open flames, recreational fires or use of portable outdoor fireplaces. For the purpose of this definition, a chamber shall be regarded as enclosed when, during the time combustion occurs, only apertures, ducts, stacks, flues or chimneys necessary to provide combustion air and permit the escape of exhaust gas are open."
2. The majority of the County is within or close to the Wildland Urban Interface Area, an area particularly prone to fire dangers.
3. Personnel of the County Fire Department are both trained firefighters and emergency medical service providers, responsible for responding to both fires and calls for emergency medical services. This means that deploying personnel to fight fires reduces the personnel available to respond to calls for emergency medical services.
4. The Fire Code provides that a permit shall be obtained from the Fire Marshal prior to kindling a fire for: recognized agricultural, range or wildlife management practices; prevention or control of disease or pests; or a bonfire.
5. The Fire Code also provides that open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
6. Burn permits issued by the Fire Marshal specify that the Fire Marshal can require that open burning be immediately discontinued if it is determined that smoke emissions are offensive to occupants of surrounding properties. or that burning constitutes a hazardous condition.
7. COVID-19 patients with respiratory symptoms and other respiratory illnesses may be negatively impacted by smoke caused by open burning and any resulting wildland fires;
8. Smoke inhalation can create upper respiratory symptoms that may be incorrectly attributed to COVID-19, resulting in unnecessary testing or self-isolation of County Fire Department personnel and/or members of the public.
9. Smoke from active wildland fires in New Mexico and surrounding states are negatively impacting the air quality in Santa Fe County and creating hazardous atmospheric conditions.
10. For similar reasons, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has implemented stage 1 fire restrictions.
11. Current atmospheric conditions are hazardous to emergency responders and the public.

ORDER
NOW, THEREFORE, the Fire Marshal orders that, beginning Friday, August 28, 2020:
1. Santa Fe County bum permits are suspended until further order of the Fire Marshal
2. Bum permits will not be issued until further order of the Fire Marshal;
3. Open burning is prohibited in the unincorporated areas of Santa Fe County until further order of the Fire Marshal; and
4. Violations of this Order shall constitute a violation of Chapter 3, Section 307.1 of the Fire Code.

NOTICE OF APPEAL
This Order constitutes an appealable decision of the Fire Marshal and can be appealed in
accordance with the Fire Code, Section 6(P).

Daniels County: private land, Lewistown at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact the Daniels County Sheriff Department

Judith Basin County: private land, Lewistown at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact Judith Basin Co. Sheriff

Valley County: private land, Lewistown at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

For more information, please contact the Valley County Sheriff Department

Chouteau County: private land, Lewistown at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 14 midnight until rescinded

For more information, contact the Chouteau County Sheriff Department

Lincoln County: private land, Northwest Montana at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 12 midnight to 2020 Oct 01 midnight

Debris Burning Closed
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit Be Outdoor Safe for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

County/Local/Other lands in Yavapai County, Arizona County/Local/Other at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 10 10 a.m. until rescinded

Yavapai County Recommended Fire Ban at 10:00 am on August 10, 2020


NOTICE OF FIRE EMERGENCY DETERMINATION
In accordance with Yavapai County Ordinance No. 2012-1, Section V, the Yavapai County Emergency Management Officer has determined that a fire emergency exists in Yavapai County.

This determination is based upon the likely re-implementation of fire restrictions by the Prescott National Forest and the Coconino National Forest, effective on or about August 12th -14th, 2020. Fire Managers have determined that key criteria will be reached or near enough to warrant taking these restrictive actions. These include lack of moisture this time of year, escalating fire weather conditions, the potential commitment of firefighting resources across the region/nation, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which may strain resources, and increased forest visitor use.

This determination includes the following Fire Ban Zones: Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Zones of Yavapai County, which include the following cities and towns; Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewy Humboldt, Mayer, Cordes Junction, Black Canyon City, Congress, North Wickenburg, Peoples Valley, Yarnell, Wilhoit, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, and unincorporated areas herein.

Section V of Ordinance 2012-1 provides that “If it appears that a delay in imposition of restrictions would pose a threat to the public health and safety, the Emergency Management Officer may request that the Chairman of the Board, upon receipt of the Notice, immediately impose the restrictions.” Given the nature of the ambient conditions and the importance of a coordinated approach to implementation of a fire ban, I am, therefore, requesting that you act in concert to enact an Outdoor Fire Prohibition within the Fire Ban Zones indicated. The fire ban will commence on the effective time and date indicated above and is to be ratified as an emergency measure by the Board of Supervisors at its next normally-scheduled meeting.

For more information visit the Yavapai County Website

Fergus County: private land, Lewistown at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 04 midnight until rescinded

Please contact Fergus Co. DES Coordinator at 406-535-8818

Golden Valley County: private land, Lewistown at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 04 midnight until rescinded

For more information contact the Golden Valley Sheriff Department

Blaine County: private land, Lewistown at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 04 midnight until rescinded

For further information, please contact the Blaine County DES Coordinator at 406-357-3310 ext: 253

Missoula County: private land, Missoula at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jul 29 midnight until rescinded

Debris burning is closed.
Visit https://www.missoulacounty.us/government/health/health-department/home-environment/air-quality/outdoor-burning for more information.
Please note that Missoula City has a year-round burn ban in effect within city limits. Exceptions are for cooking, barbeques, and cooking fires.
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit BeOutdoorSafe.org for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

Powell County: private land north of I-90 and Hwy 12, Missoula at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jul 15 midnight until rescinded

Cutting hay should not be done on hot, windy days. Operations should include water handling in case a fire is sparked, and equipment should have an ABC fire extinguisher on-hand.
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit BeOutdoorSafe.org for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

Silver Bow County: private land, Dillon at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jul 15 midnight until rescinded

Open debris burning is closed until fire season ending weather event.

Deer Lodge County: private land, Dillon at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jul 15 midnight until rescinded

Open debris burning is closed until fire season ending weather event.

Granite County: private land north of I-90, Missoula at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jul 14 midnight until rescinded

Open burning is closed.
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit BeOutdoorSafe.org for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

Jefferson County: private land, Helena at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jul 01 midnight until rescinded

Lake County: private land on the portion of Lake County outside the Flathead Reservation, Northwest Montana at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jun 01 midnight to 2020 Sep 30 midnight

Debris Burning Closed
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit Be Outdoor Safe for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

Sanders County: private land, Missoula at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jun 01 midnight until rescinded

Open Burning Closed
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit Be Outdoor Safe for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

Mineral County: private land, Missoula at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jun 01 midnight until rescinded

Open Burning Closed.
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit BeOutdoorSafe.org for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

Flathead County: private land, Northwest Montana at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Jun 01 midnight to 2020 Sep 30 midnight

Debris Burning Closed
Public land management agencies have not implemented Stage I fire restrictions; campfires are still allowed on public lands. Visit Be Outdoor Safe for tips on safe campfire use and planning to "Know Before You Go."
Stoves using LPG gas, that can be turned on and off, are always allowed.

State/County/Local/Other lands in Los Alamos County, New Mexico State/County/Local/Other at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 May 08 midnight until rescinded

Date: May 8, 2020

Los Alamos County Baseline Fire Restrictions


Los Alamos Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Wendy Servey announced today that she is enacting Baseline Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective immediately. Servey said the decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division today after reviewing the potential threat of wildfire, especially in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic emergency.
“Nationwide, the response to COVID-19 is straining all emergency response resources,” Servey said, “It requires a new way of operating. Large wildfires require an inter-agency response that relies upon local, state, and federal cooperation and coordination. Given the current strain on government resources due to the pandemic emergency, any wildfire response will be diminished, and that makes it more difficult to fight a fire in its earliest stages. Without the necessary resources, we are at greater risk for fires to grow quickly and spread, which in turn requires even more resources for firefighting. To support the State of New Mexico and widespread need to focus on COVID-19 mitigation efforts, it is imperative that our local citizens and visitors take every action to reduce our risk of wildfire.”

The following are NOT ALLOWED during Baseline Fire Restrictions:
• Outdoor smoking in except designated areas.
• Use of fireworks is prohibited on County, or public lands, and open spaces.
Exemption: Professional firework display or pyrotechnics requires an approved permit by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
• Open burning is prohibited on private, County, public lands and open spaces. The burning of trash or rubbish is prohibited. No open burn permits will be issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office during fire restrictions.
Exemption: Prescribed burns for wildland management by an authorized federal, state or local agency requires approved permit by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
• Bonfires are prohibited. No bonfire permits will be issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office during fire restrictions.
• Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove, including fires in developed or undeveloped campgrounds on County land, specifically Camp May Campground and open spaces, is prohibited.
Exemption: Recreational fires are allowed in a constructed fixed fireplace, ring or grate no bigger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet tall and at least 25 feet away from structures with a spark arrestor at one- and two- family dwellings
a) Portable outdoor fireplaces, heaters, chimineas located 15 feet away from structures, however, this does NOT apply to one- and two- family dwellings
b) Outdoor gas stoves or grills fueled by NG or LPG fuels with shut-off valves, located 3 feet from all structures.
c) Charcoal fires in contained barbeques or permanently constructed grills, rings, grates in improved site County parks are permitted.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or an organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started from the exempted activity.

“We are already experiencing a high level of fire season activity, with dry forests and gusting winds. We need the community to support these restrictions and report observations of any prohibited activities that are an emergency by calling 911,” Servey said.

Servey said residents are welcome to contact her office at 662-8305 for non-emergency calls and any questions about the restrictions.

Residents can also follow the USFS and NM State Forestry Restrictions when traveling outside of Los Alamos. Visit www.nmforestry.com or https://firerestrictions.us/ for more information.

National Parks, Monuments, Preserves and Wildlife Refuges host year-round fire restrictions. Contact Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve before visiting for specific information

Apache-Sitgreaves N.F: Black Mesa District, Arizona USFS at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 22 5 p.m. until rescinded

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southwestern Region is enacting a campfire ban to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 22, igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire will be prohibited on all six national forests in Arizona until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded.

Forest Service officials are taking the necessary steps to ensure first responders are available to safely respond and manage incidents. This campfire restriction will prevent the drawdown of fire and medical resources to unwanted human-caused wildfires and reduce firefighter exposure to COVID-19 during the current pandemic.

The following is prohibited under the April 22 campfire ban order:

• Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves.

Violating the campfire ban may result in an appearance in federal court, fines, and possible time in jail. Forest visitors will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas devices (stoves, grills or lanterns) with shut-off valves, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. While these restrictions are in place, the majority of the six national forests in Arizona are still open, and dispersed camping – outside of developed campsites – and other recreation opportunities are available

For more information visit the Apache-Sitgreaves NF Website

Apache-Sitgreaves N.F: Clifton District, Arizona USFS at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 22 5 p.m. until rescinded

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southwestern Region is enacting a campfire ban to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 22, igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire will be prohibited on all six national forests in Arizona until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded.

Forest Service officials are taking the necessary steps to ensure first responders are available to safely respond and manage incidents. This campfire restriction will prevent the drawdown of fire and medical resources to unwanted human-caused wildfires and reduce firefighter exposure to COVID-19 during the current pandemic.

The following is prohibited under the April 22 campfire ban order:

• Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves.

Violating the campfire ban may result in an appearance in federal court, fines, and possible time in jail. Forest visitors will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas devices (stoves, grills or lanterns) with shut-off valves, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. While these restrictions are in place, the majority of the six national forests in Arizona are still open, and dispersed camping – outside of developed campsites – and other recreation opportunities are available

For more information visit the Apache-Sitgreaves NF Website

Apache-Sitgreaves N.F: Springerville District, Arizona USFS at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 22 5 p.m. until rescinded

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southwestern Region is enacting a campfire ban to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 22, igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire will be prohibited on all six national forests in Arizona until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded.

Forest Service officials are taking the necessary steps to ensure first responders are available to safely respond and manage incidents. This campfire restriction will prevent the drawdown of fire and medical resources to unwanted human-caused wildfires and reduce firefighter exposure to COVID-19 during the current pandemic.

The following is prohibited under the April 22 campfire ban order:

• Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves.

Violating the campfire ban may result in an appearance in federal court, fines, and possible time in jail. Forest visitors will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas devices (stoves, grills or lanterns) with shut-off valves, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. While these restrictions are in place, the majority of the six national forests in Arizona are still open, and dispersed camping – outside of developed campsites – and other recreation opportunities are available.

For more information visit the Apache-Sitgreaves NF Website

Apache-Sitgreaves N.F: Lakeside District, Arizona USFS at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 22 5 p.m. until rescinded

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southwestern Region is enacting a campfire ban to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 22, igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire will be prohibited on all six national forests in Arizona until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded.

Forest Service officials are taking the necessary steps to ensure first responders are available to safely respond and manage incidents. This campfire restriction will prevent the drawdown of fire and medical resources to unwanted human-caused wildfires and reduce firefighter exposure to COVID-19 during the current pandemic.

The following is prohibited under the April 22 campfire ban order:

• Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves.

Violating the campfire ban may result in an appearance in federal court, fines, and possible time in jail. Forest visitors will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas devices (stoves, grills or lanterns) with shut-off valves, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. While these restrictions are in place, the majority of the six national forests in Arizona are still open, and dispersed camping – outside of developed campsites – and other recreation opportunities are available.


For more information visit the Apache-Sitgreaves NF Website

Apache-Sitgreaves N.F: Alpine District, Arizona USFS at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 22 5 p.m. until rescinded

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southwestern Region is enacting a campfire ban to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 22, igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire will be prohibited on all six national forests in Arizona until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded.

Forest Service officials are taking the necessary steps to ensure first responders are available to safely respond and manage incidents. This campfire restriction will prevent the drawdown of fire and medical resources to unwanted human-caused wildfires and reduce firefighter exposure to COVID-19 during the current pandemic.

The following is prohibited under the April 22 campfire ban order:

• Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves.

Violating the campfire ban may result in an appearance in federal court, fines, and possible time in jail. Forest visitors will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas devices (stoves, grills or lanterns) with shut-off valves, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. While these restrictions are in place, the majority of the six national forests in Arizona are still open, and dispersed camping – outside of developed campsites – and other recreation opportunities are available

For more information visit the Apache-Sitgreaves NF Website

Cimarron County, Rita Blanca Grassland, CIF, Oklahoma SWCG at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 15 midnight until rescinded

In effect on April 15th, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

PROHIBITIONS:
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited in the
areas as described in this Order and as depicted on the attached Maps (“Restricted Area”), hereby
incorporated into this Order as Exhibits A and B, within the Southwestern Region National
Forests and National Grasslands in the states of New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. 36 C.F.R. §
261.52(a)
EXEMPTIONS:
Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this
Order.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting
force in the performance of an official duty.
3. Persons using pressurized liquid or gas fueled devices (stoves, grills, or lanterns).
RESTRICTED AREA:
The Restricted Area includes any areas and/or facilities in the following National Forests and
Grasslands that fall under COVID-19 public safety restrictions issued by Federal, State, or Local
agencies:
NEW MEXICO OKLAHOMA/TEXAS
Carson National Forest Black Kettle & McClellan National Grasslands
Cibola National Forest Rita Blanca National Grasslands
Gila National Forest
Lincoln National Forest
Santa Fe National Forest
Kiowa National Grassland
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this Order is for the protection of public health and safety.
IMPLEMENTATION:
1. This Order will be effective on _________, 2020 at ________ and shall remain in
effect until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded, whichever event occurs first.
2. Any violation of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of
not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by
imprisonment for not more than six (6) months (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. §
3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581 (b)(7)).
3. Maps identifying the Restricted Area are attached and made a part of this Order.
4. This Order supersedes, rescinds, and replaces any previous orders prohibiting the
same acts covered by this Order.
5. Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Southwestern Region
Regional Office located in Albuquerque, New Mexico telephone number 505-842-
3292 and at the following website:
USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region website:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/home

Signed on April 14th, 2020
Elaine Kohrman
Regional Forester (Acting)
Southwestern Region

Dallam County, Rita Blanca Grassland, CIF, Texas SWCG at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 15 midnight until rescinded

In effect on April 15th, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

PROHIBITIONS:
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited in the
areas as described in this Order and as depicted on the attached Maps (“Restricted Area”), hereby
incorporated into this Order as Exhibits A and B, within the Southwestern Region National
Forests and National Grasslands in the states of New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. 36 C.F.R. §
261.52(a)
EXEMPTIONS:
Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this
Order.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting
force in the performance of an official duty.
3. Persons using pressurized liquid or gas fueled devices (stoves, grills, or lanterns).
RESTRICTED AREA:
The Restricted Area includes any areas and/or facilities in the following National Forests and
Grasslands that fall under COVID-19 public safety restrictions issued by Federal, State, or Local
agencies:
NEW MEXICO OKLAHOMA/TEXAS
Carson National Forest Black Kettle & McClellan National Grasslands
Cibola National Forest Rita Blanca National Grasslands
Gila National Forest
Lincoln National Forest
Santa Fe National Forest
Kiowa National Grassland
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this Order is for the protection of public health and safety.
IMPLEMENTATION:
1. This Order will be effective on _________, 2020 at ________ and shall remain in
effect until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded, whichever event occurs first.
2. Any violation of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of
not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by
imprisonment for not more than six (6) months (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. §
3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581 (b)(7)).
3. Maps identifying the Restricted Area are attached and made a part of this Order.
4. This Order supersedes, rescinds, and replaces any previous orders prohibiting the
same acts covered by this Order.
5. Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Southwestern Region
Regional Office located in Albuquerque, New Mexico telephone number 505-842-
3292 and at the following website:
USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region website:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/home

Signed on April 14th, 2020
Elaine Kohrman
Regional Forester (Acting)
Southwestern Region

Roger Mills County, Black Kettle Grasslands, CIF, Oklahoma SWCG at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Apr 15 midnight until rescinded

In effect on April 15th, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

PROHIBITIONS:
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited in the
areas as described in this Order and as depicted on the attached Maps (“Restricted Area”), hereby
incorporated into this Order as Exhibits A and B, within the Southwestern Region National
Forests and National Grasslands in the states of New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. 36 C.F.R. §
261.52(a)
EXEMPTIONS:
Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this
Order.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting
force in the performance of an official duty.
3. Persons using pressurized liquid or gas fueled devices (stoves, grills, or lanterns).
RESTRICTED AREA:
The Restricted Area includes any areas and/or facilities in the following National Forests and
Grasslands that fall under COVID-19 public safety restrictions issued by Federal, State, or Local
agencies:
NEW MEXICO OKLAHOMA/TEXAS
Carson National Forest Black Kettle & McClellan National Grasslands
Cibola National Forest Rita Blanca National Grasslands
Gila National Forest
Lincoln National Forest
Santa Fe National Forest
Kiowa National Grassland
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this Order is for the protection of public health and safety.
IMPLEMENTATION:
1. This Order will be effective on _________, 2020 at ________ and shall remain in
effect until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded, whichever event occurs first.
2. Any violation of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of
not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by
imprisonment for not more than six (6) months (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. §
3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581 (b)(7)).
3. Maps identifying the Restricted Area are attached and made a part of this Order.
4. This Order supersedes, rescinds, and replaces any previous orders prohibiting the
same acts covered by this Order.
5. Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Southwestern Region
Regional Office located in Albuquerque, New Mexico telephone number 505-842-
3292 and at the following website:
USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region website:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/home

Signed on April 14th, 2020
Elaine Kohrman
Regional Forester (Acting)
Southwestern Region

Lewis and Clark County: private land, Helena at Local Burn Ban

from 2019 Jul 23 midnight until rescinded

Debris burning closed.

Butte County, NW South Dakota at Local Burn Ban

from 2012 Mar 13 12:01 p.m. until rescinded

Butte County imposed a local burn ban to prohibit or restrict open burning in order to protect the public health and safety; and prohibit activities that include open fires, and any other activity which could be reasonably calculated to lead to the ignition and/or spread of wildfires within the county. This includes the entire area of Butte County except for lands falling within the boundaries of any commercial, state, or federal campgrounds. Fires will be allowed in designated fire pits/places only. Such fires and barbeque grills will be attended at all times.

Open flame/burning will not be allowed at any time, except with fire department supervision. Contact the fire department for more information and scheduling.

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