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Grand Canyon, Tusayan fire restrictions and exceptions for local residents

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Due to increased fire danger, Grand Canyon National Park, the town of Tusayan, as well as the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests transitioned to Stage 2 fire restrictions May 26.

Under Stage 2 restrictions, building or maintaining an outdoor fire and smoking are prohibited.

Additionally, operating or using any internal combustion engine such as chainsaws, wood splitters, weed eaters, generators, welders, or any other devices that can cause a fire are prohibited. This prohibition does not include street legal vehicles.

Exceptions:

• Permits for work with these devices can be granted through the GRCA hot work permit process managed by GRCA Structure Fire. More information and to submit a hot work permit is available from Grand Canyon National Park.

• For local residents, outside smoking will be permitted in designated areas clear of vegetation and at least 30’ feet from buildings. These areas include sidewalks, parking lots, or large graveled areas and these areas must be equipped with a cigarette disposal receptacle with a lid and dirt and/or sand inside. The receptacle should also be affixed or arranged so that it does not move during high winds.

More information on fire restrictions and fire danger ratings is available at https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/management/firemanagement.htm

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