Prescott National Forest offices will be closed on May 31, 2021, in observance of Memorial Day

    PRESCOTT, AZ – May 25, 2021— All Prescott National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.  Virtual business hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1.  Memorial Day honors all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

    Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty for the Memorial Day holiday.  Visitors are reminded that the Prescott NF entered Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Friday, May 14, 2021. 

    Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit the following:

    • Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).
    • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).
    • Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

    Click to view Exemptions and Forest Order 03-09-00-21-275: Prescott National Forest Emergency Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.    

    Know Before You Go! The public can obtain current state and federal fire restrictions information across Arizona on the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention and Information website .  The map is a culmination of work from federal, state, and local agencies who hope to explain to the public where it is safe to have fires and where it’s not. The map shows all fire restrictions in New Mexico and Arizona, regardless of jurisdiction.

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