Originally Published: June 1, 2018 5:56 a.m.
Stage 2 restrictions for forest areas not closed
All areas of the Prescott National Forest not included in the partial forest closure that began at 8 a.m. Friday, June 1, are still under Stage 2 fire restrictions.
These restrictions prohibit the following:
• Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or stove fire, including fires in developed campgrounds and improved sites.
• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
• Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
• Operating any internal combustion engine between the hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chain saws must have an operational spark arresting device.
• Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
Exemptions to the restrictions include the following:
• Using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. 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.
• Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle (enclosed RV cabinet) or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surround flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
• Operating motorized vehicles in compliance with forest travel management regulations.
Information from the Prescott National Forest.