National Forest Service is bringing back the fire restrictions.
PRESCOTT, AZ, August 12, 2020 – Due to lack of monsoon precipitation and key criteria being met for restrictions, the 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.
Forest Order 03-09-00-20-268 and Map (2.48 MB PDF)
Stage I fire restrictions prohibit the following:
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).
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).
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).
Read the entire article at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD779632