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2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by Al_HikesAZ » May 14 2012 3:44 pm

Coconino and Kaibab Restrictions start Wednesday 05/16
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/campfi ... f887a.html
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » May 14 2012 4:47 pm

It's funny they haven't posted this on their website yet. Or their Twitter feed. I'm not really a twitterer, but isn't that sort of the point of it? Disseminate information quickly?
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by Al_HikesAZ » May 14 2012 5:01 pm

AZCentral.com is reporting the same fire restrictions
http://www.azcentral.com/travel/article ... rests.html

Looks like BLM Western, Coronado National Monument and Chiricahua National Monument getting in on the Stage 1 restrictions
http://www.publiclands.org/firenews/pre ... ount=10000
It's funny they haven't posted this on their website yet.
Looks like the AZ Daily Sun got press releases from Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. Will probably show up on InciWeb and twitter soon. Nothing is faster than HAZ.
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » May 16 2012 1:13 pm

As of today, Tonto, Prescott, Kaibab, Coconino, and Coronado National Forests are under fire restrictions. Apache-Sitgreaves restrictions begin Friday morning. State parks and BLM already have restrictions in place meaning that there's pretty much nowhere in the state where you may have a fire right now (developed campgrounds with a host excluded in some cases). The tribal lands have not posted anything yet either so it's possible that burning is still allowed at Hawley lake, etc. but I would call them and ask if you are headed that way.
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by mazatzal » May 16 2012 1:57 pm

"No restrictions are in place on the North Kaibab Ranger District."

http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/al ... ?aid=11568

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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » May 16 2012 2:37 pm

Is North Kaibab really considered Arizona? Seems more like Utah to me. :GB:
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by Tough_Boots » May 16 2012 4:47 pm

How about we just take it upon ourselves to realize its a bad idea to have fires right now instead of searching for the last place in Arizona where it might be legal? I'm backpacking this weekend and wouldn't be having a fire even if there weren't restrictions.
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Jul 16 2012 3:33 pm

Fire Restrictions on the Coconino National Forest will be lifted at 8:00 am on Wednesday, July 18, 2016. You will be able to use your chainsaw anytime during the day after Wednesday.
Fire restrictions have already been lifted on the A-S.

Waiting to hear from the other forests...

update: Prescott also lifts on Wednesday. Coronado lifted effective today, and Kaibab a couple of days ago.

Only Tonto remains under restrictions at this time.
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by gummo » Jul 16 2012 5:21 pm

Tough_Boots wrote:How about we just take it upon ourselves to realize its a bad idea to have fires right now instead of searching for the last place in Arizona where it might be legal? I'm backpacking this weekend and wouldn't be having a fire even if there weren't restrictions.
well said. thank you

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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by nonot » Jul 16 2012 8:30 pm

So are campfires allowed now, or just opened for visitation?
http://hikearizona.com/garmin_maps.php

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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by cactuscat » Jul 16 2012 9:37 pm

I don't know if anyone has mentioned it already, but Grand Canyon National Park lifted the fire ban a few days ago ... so come on up and buy your firewood, charcoal, marshmallows, etc. at the General Store! :D
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Jul 16 2012 10:20 pm

nonot wrote:So are campfires allowed now, or just opened for visitation?
I believe the only closure areas were on the Tonto, and nothing has been rescinded there yet. Camp fires are allowed everywhere else.

Fossil Creek is still closed, (I believe even on the Coconino side), but I expect it will open when Tonto lifts their closures.
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Jul 17 2012 9:16 am

Tonto is now reporting that the forest closure will be lifted at 8am tomorrow. It is not clear if fire restrictions will also be lifted. Similarly not clear is if the fossil creek area will also open.

Tonto isn't really that good at communicating with the public... :doh:
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by te_wa » Jul 17 2012 5:55 pm

coconino/chevelon/ here i come. trout, beware.
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by allanalxndr » Jul 17 2012 7:59 pm

te-wa wrote:coconino/chevelon/ here i come. trout, beware.
Nice! Good luck.

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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Jul 26 2012 4:22 pm

PHOENIX (July 24, 2011) – All campfire, smoking, and target shooting restrictions affecting the Tonto National Forest are being lifted, effective 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 25.
I'm pretty sure that means that most public lands in Arizona are now free of seasonal fire restrictions.

National Forests do prohibit the use of fireworks or incendiary ammunition at all times, so there are always some restrictions that need to be adhered to. [-X
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by CannondaleKid » Jul 26 2012 6:33 pm

While this means they are free of the seasonal FIRE restrictions, I believe the area west of 87 from Sycamore Creek to Mt Peeley area is still under restricted access due to flash flood danger as a result of the Sunflower fire. That restriction will either be lifted August 31 or I suppose sooner if they feel the monsoon danger is about over for the season.
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Jul 26 2012 11:05 pm

The flooding danger closure is until July 31, as discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=7056
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Re: 2012 Fire Restrictions

Post by CannondaleKid » Jul 27 2012 4:29 am

Sorry, my memory is getting worse with age I guess... :bdh:
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