Strict Fire Restrictions Begin Wednesday on Tusayan & Williams Ranger Districts

Eagle Rock Fire | Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National ForestDue to the extremely dry and windy weather conditions that northern Arizona has been experiencing, Kaibab National Forest is implementing strict fire restrictions on the Tusayan (area south of Grand Canyon’s South Rim) and Williams Ranger Districts starting Wednesday, May 23rd at noon. Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited on the forest, including in developed campgrounds. The restrictions also limit smoking to enclosed vehicles or buildings. Fireworks are never allowed on National Forest System lands. Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns and heaters that can be turned off are allowed.

Grand Canyon National Park’s current fire danger is HIGH but there are no fire restrictions outside of the normal ones. This means that you can have campfires in established fire pits and grills in campgrounds and picnic areas along the rims. This can change at any time! You can find current information on the park’s Fire Information and Activity page.

For current statewide emergency conditions, closures and alerts, visit the Arizona Emergency Information Network’s Emergency Bulletin System (EBS). (Site no longer exists.)