State forester imposes elevated fire restrictions - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

State forester imposes elevated fire restrictions

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Elevated fire restrictions are now in place on all state-owned and state-managed lands, Arizona's state forester said Monday.

Scott Hunt imposed the tougher limitations because of the continued risk of wildfires breaking out in the state and to protect public health and safety.

The restrictions take effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday and will continue until further notice.

"In the last month, there has been an increased incidence of human-caused wildfires throughout the state," Hunt said.

Hunt said so far in 2013, "Arizona has experienced more than 680 fires that burned a total of almost 40,000 acres."

These fire restrictions also cover all state trust lands, all Game and Fish Department wildlife areas and all Arizona state parks.

Additional information about what is prohibited can be found at http://firerestrictions.us/az.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  

 

 

.

Powered by Frankly
<div id="CDEV-footer"> <div class="top"> <div class="search-box"> <div class="wnSearchBox" id="WNSearchBox-bottom"><form method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this,0)" action="/Global/searchresults.asp"><span>Can't Find Something? </span><input type="text" class="wnQueryText" name="qu" size="20" value="" placeholder="Search For It Here"><input type="submit" class="wnSubmit" value="Search"></form></div> </div> <div class="station-info"> <div class="logo"><img src="http://wtoc.images.worldnow.com/images/8801800_G.png" width="156" height="156" border="0" /></div> <div class="contact"> <div>P.O. Box 8086<br>Savannah GA 31412</div> <div>(912) 234-1111</div> </div> <div class="fcc"> <div><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/wtoc-tv#details">FCC Public File</a></div> <a href="mailto:publicfile@wtoc.com">publicfile@wtoc.com</a> <div>(912) 234-1111</div> <a href="http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wtoc/web/Full%20EEO%20Report%202017.pdf">EEO Report</a> <a href="/category/178432/about-wtoc">Closed Captioning</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="footer-main-nav"> <ul class="link-group"> <!--<li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li>--> </ul> </div> <div class="news-link"> <ul class="link-group"> <li><a href="http://www.ktre.com/category/241993/texas-news-now">Texas News Now</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href="http://www.worldnow.com"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_white.png" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/8774923/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/8775106/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>