• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset

    Wupatki

    National Monument Arizona

Flagstaff Area National Monuments to Lift Fire Restrictions

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Date: July 10, 2013
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 ext. 228

Flagstaff Area National Monuments to Lift Fire Restrictions

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA  The National Park Service working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, intergovernmental agencies and tribal partners in Northern Arizona, will move to Stage 1 fire restrictions starting at 8 a.m., on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the area decreasing fire danger.

During Stage 1 fire restrictions there is no smoking outside of vehicles or buildings and no open campfires outside of developed sites.

The National Park Service would like to remind everyone that although fire danger is no longer Extreme, it is still Very High, please continue to be fire aware and use extra care when visiting your public lands.

To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in Arizona and New Mexico, please call the Southwest Area Fire Restriction Information Line at 877-864-6985.

To learn more about the Flagstaff Area National Monuments – Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon, Wuptki – please visit our websites atwww.nps.gov/sucr, www.nps.gov/waca, or www.nps.gov/wupa.  

Did You Know?

1851 lithograph of Wupatki Pueblo

The sites at Wupatki were first described by Lorenzo Sitgreaves during his expedition in 1851. Camping near Wupatki Pueblo, he recorded that the sites must have been the remains of a large town covering 8 or 9 miles, and that the pottery was thickly strewn over the ground.