PRESCOTT, AZ - Beginning Friday morning, Prescott National Forest will place additional fire restrictions in the midst of this summer’s increased fire danger.
Visitors will be unable to use campfires, charcoal grills and stove fires on all Prescott National Forest campsites and land, including developed campgrounds.
Open flame or acetylene torches will also be prohibited but petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns and other heating devices are still allowed within the park, given they meet fire safety specifications.
Smoking is prohibited except within buildings and vehicles. Fireworks or explosives, as always, are prohibited on all national forest lands.
Chainsaws and other internal combustion engine machinery use are prohibited between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Unless engaged in lawful hunting, discharging any firearm, gas gun or air rifle is also prohibited.
Any violators of these restrictions will face fines of up to $10,000 or imprisonment.
Fire restrictions will remain in place until forest officials determine that conditions are safer and risks of wildfire are reduced.
For more information on fire restrictions on the Prescott National Forest, call 928-777-5799 or visit their website.
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