Northeastern Arizona Public Information would like to provide our citizens and visitors a place to find the information they need to enjoy our corner of the State. All restrictions apply to anyone living and visiting this region. All laws, regulations and rules must be obeyed and violations may be punished as noted.
Please scroll down to find specific agency information regarding fire restrictions, closures and any maps that we have obtained. This page will remain up until restrictions begin to change when significant moisture has been received throughout the region. Thank you!
United States Forest Service – Apache-Sitgreaves Forest
USFS has implemented Area Closures for several forests in
Including the Apache-Sitgreaves. Maps of the areas that have been closed have been included here. Areas that are not included in the closures are still in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.
Stage II Restrictions
What is Prohibited:
- Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire. Devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off are the exception. 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, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
- Using an explosive.
- Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations or in an agency designated shooting range.
- Possessing, discharging or using any type of firework or pyrotechnic device.
- Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame.
- Operating or using any internal combustion engines, this includes chainsaws. Generators are allowed as long as they have an approved spark arresting device and are used within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area that is completely cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
- Possessing or using a motor vehicle off National Forest System roads, except when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway.
What is Allowed:
Petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices providing such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specification for safety, can be turned on/off and operated in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device. You may use a generator as long as you have cleared flammable material at least 3 feet around it or it is enclosed in your vehicle (such as the rear portion of an RV or pickup).
Violating closures and fire restrictions is a violation that carries a mandatory appearance in federal court, punishable as a Class B misdemeanor with a fine of up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or up to six months in prison, or both.
Fort Apache Fire Closure
Apache and Navajo Counties – Unincorporated Areas (NOT on Federal, State, Tribal or municipal)