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City Of Flagstaff Puts Fire Restrictions In Place

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The City of Flagstaff will put fire restrictions in place Friday to reduce the possibility of human-caused wildfires and to lower the impacts to first responders during the coronavirus outbreak.

Under the stage-two restrictions, the use of charcoal grills is prohibited in all city a parks, like Thorpe, Buffalo and McMillan Mesa, as well as private campgrounds residences. In addition, smoking in parks and on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System is banned, and no permits will be issued for open burning. The use of fire pits and open-flame devices like chimeneas are also prohibited within in the city limits.

Gas grills and other portable stoves with on-off switches will still be allowed in parks and private campgrounds. The sale or use of commercial-grade fireworks is banned within the city as well.

Flagstaff Police say officers will expand patrols in the community to ensure that the restrictions are followed.

Campfires are already banned on all six national forests in Arizona.

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