Springerville, AZ; July 17, 2017— Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests officials rescinded fire restrictions – to include campfires and smoking — on the Forest as of 2:00 p.m. yesterday (Monday, July 17). However with the lifting of fire restrictions, we ask that people recreating remain cautious and please ensure your campfire is completely out. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.
The Apache Sitgreaves National Forests initially implemented fire restrictions June 13, in order to provide for the public’s health and to protect National Forest System lands, resources and facilities during the period of severe fire danger.
According to Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Fire Staff Officer, Gary Strickland, fire restrictions provide the forests with a tool for preventing unwanted, human-caused fires.
The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
o Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412
o Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
o Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Alerts: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/
o Wildfires Near Me: http://www.wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/