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City of Flagstaff Enters Stage Two Fire Restrictions

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The City of Flagstaff will enter Stage Two fire restrictions at 5 p.m. on April 24, 2020, in an effort to reduce the potential for unintentional human-caused wildfires within the city limits and to lower the impacts of emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city of Flagstaff cooperates with local, county, state, and federal fire management agencies to ensure a coordinated effort is made in fire restrictions actions across jurisdictions.

Stage Two includes all the restrictions of Stage 1 and adds the following:

  • Charcoal grills are prohibited throughout the city including all city parks and private residences.
  • No smoking at all city parks and along the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS).
  • Portable propane fire-ring type devices are prohibited in city parks, but all other gas grills and portable gas stoves that have an on / off switch are still allowed in city parks and private campgrounds.

Stage One restrictions include the following:

  • No permits are issued for open burning within the city.
  • Use of charcoal barbecue grills is prohibited at Thorpe Park, McMillan Mesa Park, McPherson Park, Buffalo Park, Observatory Mesa, Picture Canyon Natural Area and private Campgrounds.
  • No smoking at Thorpe Park, McMillan Mesa Park, McPherson Park, Buffalo Park, Disc Golf Courses, Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), Observatory Mesa or Picture Canyon Natural Area.
  • Open fire pits and open flame devices (such as chimeneas) are prohibited (even those with a spark arrestor screen) within city limits.
  • The sale or use of consumer-grade fireworks within the City is prohibited.

The Flagstaff Police Department is expanding its patrol efforts in and around the community. Please help us keep our community and forests safe by following all bans and restrictions.

For more information on all fire restriction stages visit the city website at

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