Coconino NF Extends Camping, Fire Bans In Flagstaff Area
The Coconino National Forest renewed a ban on camping and campfires on land in the Flagstaff area.
A release from the forest says the area of the ban has been expanded by 25,000 acres, and personnel will begin placing signs in restricted areas.
Forest officials say the ban is important to minimize the number of abandoned campfires and mitigate the danger of wildfires near the city.
The campfire ban was last updated in 1995, though a newer order added similar restrictions to the Mount Elden/Dry Lake Hills area in 2011.
That area was also expanded in the recent order.