Fire restrictions

Mohave County Parks

Mohave County officials have lifted a ban on outdoor fires and fireworks in unincorporated areas below 4,000 feet.

Morning Rundown: Thursday, Aug. 5

Aug 5, 2021
Angela Gervasi

It’s Thursday, Aug. 5. The Ariz. Dept. of Health Services reported more than 2,289 COVID-19 cases this morning and 11 recent related deaths. Case rates have continued to increase, along with hospitalizations: as of Wednesday, 1,266 people were receiving in-patient care for the virus.  

Yavapai County has downgraded to Stage I Fire Restrictions as monsoon moisture lessens the risk of wildfires. National Forests across the region, including the Coconino, Kaibab and Apache Sitgreaves, have all lifted fire restrictions due to recent rainfall.

Coconino County officials say residents will again be allowed to use outdoor, liquid-fueled and electric grills with on-off switches at private residences.

Rick Bowmer | Associated Press

 Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials are canceling displays, passing bans on setting off fireworks or begging for caution.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

The City of Flagstaff will implement stage four fire restrictions beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m. to reduce the danger of human-caused wildfires.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Friday, June 11

Jun 11, 2021

It’s Friday, June 11. A warming trend is set to continue this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Excessive heat warnings will be in effect beginning Saturday and Sunday for communities including Prescott and Grand Canyon Village. Forecasters say temperatures could surpass 110º next week in lower elevation regions of Yavapai County.


‘Progress’ On Slate Fire Near Flagstaff, Forest Officials Say

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Thursday, June 10

Jun 10, 2021

It’s Thursday, June 10. Part of Historic Route 66 will shut down for eight days starting this evening, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure will take effect in front of Flagstaff City Hall as workers repair the nearby Rio de Flag Bridge. 


KNAU's Morning Rundown: Wednesday, May 26

May 26, 2021


It's Wednesday, May 26. If you missed this morning's lunar eclipse, check out this report from KNAU's Melissa Sevigny — or these photos taken across the country. 

Meanwhile, our top headlines of the morning:

Coconino County, Flagstaff Lift Mask Guidance As Vaccinations Climb

Coconino National Forest

More fire restrictions are going into effect this week in Arizona as dry and warm conditions persist throughout the region.