Understanding fire restrictions,
Fire restrictions are classified in stages. Below is a list of the Federally and State used Stage Restrictions.
Stage 1 Restrictions
Stage 2 Restrictions
Stage 3 Closure
1. No open fires of any kind except within established public facilities in improved campgrounds, picnic areas. -OR- In permanently constructed fire pits at private homes where running water is present.
2. No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
3. No fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.
4. No cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
5. No operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.
NO OPEN FIRES OF ANY KIND (compressed or liquid gas grills, stoves, firepits with a shutoff valve ARE ALLOWED with proper clearance of flammable materials.)
All of the restricted activities listed under “Stage 1”
During Stage 3, or “Forest Closure” Public Entry is prohibited due to extreme fire danger.
National Forest may close specific areas or entire forest. Whenever a closure is implemented, the public cannot enter any National Forest lands, roads, or trails.
Current Mineral Entry States Fire Restrictions.
These are links to agencies across the Mineral Entry States that are updated as new information is made available.
For all current fire information (not restrictions) InciWeb. This data base is the most used for researching current fire conditions and is updated daily or in cases of encroachment to populated areas hourly.
InciWeb- Incident Information System
list all 2022 fires (contained and still active)
View all Activity for 2022.
Table of Incidents of all fires. Active fires top then descending.
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (State Trust Lands)
Kevin Hoagland – I spoke with a ASLD spokesperson to better understand the Ingress and egress across Arizona State Trust Lands during fire closures. This is what I was able to discover from the conversation.
INGRESS/EGRESS THROUGH ARIZONA STATE TRUST LAND
You may drive any registered motor vehicle through existing Federal, State or County mapped, named, and/or numbered roads that crosses AZ State Trust Land for ingress or egress only.
Due to the closure of State Trust Land statewide, you cannot use State Trust Land for any recreational activity at this time. The closure includes those holding a current Arizona State Land Department Recreation Permit. Currently these permits are not being issued.
BLM (scroll this page for all regulations and full closures)
USFS (This link leads to AZCentral. Com.) They have listed all regulations in one spot for USFS
BLM (use the Fires Restrictions map (right side panel) to locate your area
Colorado State Forest Service
Montana/Dakotas BLM Fire
Montana-North Dakota-South Dakota – See right side bar for “CURRENT FIRE RESTRICTIONS”
Nevada – All agencies listed on this page.
Oregon & Washington
BLM Oregon & Washington
Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch
Additional Utah Regulations https://ffsl.utah.gov/fire/
BLM – See right sidebars for all current closures and restrictions.
Southwest Region https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/dixie/home/?cid=fseprd582859&width=full
State listing has links to all federal public lands below map