North Kaibab Ranger District lifts fire restrictions

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Due to the decreasing risk of fire danger, the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest lifted campfire and smoking restrictions – also known as Stage 1 Fire Restrictions – Wednesday morning.

To date, many areas of the district have received the adequate amount of precipitation needed to warrant conditions being lifted. However, visitors are always expected to use caution with campfires and other potential ignition sources.

“Although not widespread, we’ve had wetting rain events over the past week throughout portions of the Kaibab Plateau,” North Zone Fuels Specialist Dave Robinson said. “So we urge our forest visitors to remain vigilant and utilize proper campfire safety techniques and precautions – drown and stir until the campfire is cold to the touch.”

The Kaibab National Forest is committed to educating visitors about camping responsibly and being fire safe. Never leave a campfire unattended, even for a few minutes. Additional tips on camping responsibly are available at the U.S. Forest Service “Responsible Recreation” webpage.

Additional tips include answering “nature’s call,” being fire safe, avoiding interaction with wildlife and respecting and protecting archaeological sites so that our national forest and grasslands may be enjoyed for future generations.

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