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Coconino National Forest Officials Reports 14 Illegal Campfires Set Over The Weekend

Coconino National Forest workers tended to more illegal campfires over the weekend. Officials reported 14 illegal campfires, 10 coming on Saturday. The discoveries were scattered across the forest and there’s no word on if people were cited for the fires, or if they were found abandoned. Stage One restrictions mean, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited in open spaces, except within a developed recreation site, or at private residences. Smoking is also prohibited in public places, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or a developed recreation site. Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest and state lands. A person can be fined no more than $5,000 per person or $10,000 for an organization, and/or up to six months in jail. If you see smoke in the Coconino National Forest call, (928) 527-3552.