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Grand Canyon National Park Implements Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

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News Release Date: May 27, 2020

Contact: Office of Communications, 928-638-7779

Grand Canyon, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions for the South Rim May 25, which will be effective until further notice.

Due to increased fire danger, all wood burning and charcoal fires, including campfires, warming fires, and charcoal barbeques, will be prohibited on the South Rim of the park. This includes all campgrounds and residential areas. Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns, and heaters are allowed. Outdoor smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

These restrictions were implemented in response to current and predicted weather and fuel conditions, as well as corresponding fire danger rating levels. The purpose is to reduce the risk of fire in order to promote public health and safety and to protect resources during this time. These restrictions will remain in effect until significant precipitation falls and fire danger levels subside.

Visitors should use extra caution recreating on public lands when fire danger is increased. Firefighter and public safety remain the highest priority during wildfire season.

For the latest fire information in Grand Canyon National Park, please visit our website at 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 or visit



Last updated: July 1, 2020

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