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Open Fire Ban In Effect In Tusayan

May 4, 2020

The Town of Tusayan, Coconino County, and the US Forest Service have banned open fire to protect the health and safety of area residents.

People in the area should be aware that the County Sheriff and other law enforcement will be enforcing this ban, and there are legal consequences for any violators, including citations and fines.

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies are encouraged to first attempt to educate and warn the public of the ban and its restrictions prior to issuing citations.  Should a violation warrant a citation, deputies will use the violation code of “ARS 26-317” and use the verbiage “Violation of Emergency Proclamation/Fire”. The Town proclamation states: 

     All Tusayan residents and other persons are hereby prohibited from igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbeques, coal and wood burning stoves in and around the Town of Tusayan. Gas and propane powered stoves, grills or lanterns with an on/off switch are permitted.

. Any violation of this Proclamation shall be deemed a violation of the Town Code subject to punishment as permitted by the Town Code.