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Stage Two Fire Restrictions Are Now In Effect Across Northern Arizona

Stage Two fire restrictions are now in effect across Northern Arizona. All national forests, Coconino and Yavapai counties and cities including Flagstaff, upped fire restrictions due to warmer weather conditions, increased fire dangers and public safety. Stage Two restrictions means any fires will be prohibited inside or outside a controlled campground. Smoking will also be prohibited. Between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by a gasoline engine won’t be allowed, as well as using an explosive, blasting, welding or operating a torch. Fire restrictions will remain in place until adequate precipitation falls. Violation of the restrictions is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, six months in jail or both.

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