Cottonwood Fire Department

Reason(s) for Current Burn Restriction:

  • Wind gusts 20 mph or greater
  • ***Abbreviated Burn Day***

Physical Address
191 S 6th Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: 928-634-2741 / Fax: 928-634-8249

Fire Restrictions:

None - Current Restriction Level

No burning restrictions.

Stage I

Stage I Fire Restrictions:

What is Prohibited:
  • No building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire except in
    Forest Service developed recreation sites (not including dispersed camping areas).
  • No smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, or in specific developed recreation
  • No discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.

What is allowed:
  • Petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices providing such devices meet the
    fire underwriter’s specification for safety.
  • The use of commercially manufactured charcoal grills or wood smokers is allowed on
    private property so long a tight fitting lid is in place during use and sparks and fire brands
    are contained within the device. Devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum, LPG, or LNG
    are always allowed so long as the flame may be immediately extinguished without
    residual combustion.


  • For more information visit: or contact the
    Cottonwood Fire Department at 928-634-2741.
Stage II

Stage II Fire Restrictions:

  • No fires, campfires, charcoal, coal, and wood stoves (except using a device that is
    solely fueled by liquid petroleum, LPG, or LNG fuels and that can be immediately turned
    off, extinguishing the flame without residual combustion, are allowed in areas that are
    barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet
    of the device). The use of wood and charcoal in an enclosed device for the purpose of
    cooking at one and two family dwellings and at fixed restaurant sites is allowed.
  • No smoking (except within an enclosed vehicle or building). Smoking outside on private
    property at one and two family dwellings, while not advisable, is allowed.
  • No using an explosive.
  • No possessing, discharging, or using any type of firework by pyrotechnic device.
    Fireworks are always prohibited.
  • No operating a chainsaw or any other equipment powered by an internal
    combustion engine from the hours of 9a.m. to 8 p.m. on public lands (except
    generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or
    building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding
    flammable materials within three feet of the generator). The use of these items on
    private property, while not advisable, is not regulated. Please seeC RM Policy 1317 for
    best practices regarding the use of power equipment on private property.
  • No welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame. The Fire
    Marshal will evaluate jobs on a case by case basis and if certain criteria are met,
    may elect to issue a hot work permit.
  • No operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark
    arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order (this
    does not include motor vehicles. This restriction is directed at items such as landscaping
  • No discharging firearms, air rifles, or gas guns (except while engaged in a lawful hunt
    pursuant to state, federal or tribal laws and regulations).
  • No possessing or using a motor vehicle off National Forest System roads. Vehicles
    must follow Travel Management Rule regulations and cannot drive/park over any
    vegetation at any time.

What is allowed:
  • Common generators with working spark arresting device may be operated
    between 8 p.m. and 11 a.m., as long as you have cleared flammable material at least 3
    feet around it or it is enclosed in your vehicle (such as the rear portion of an RV).
  • Liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, grills, lanterns, decorative devices or
    heating devices as long as you have:
    • Cleared flammable material at least 3 feet around it.
    • It is placed in an area that has no overhead flammable materials.
    • It produces a flame that can immediately be turned off and there is no element
      continuing to burn after it has been turned off.

  • Yavapai County prohibits the discharge of firearms during fire restrictions.
    Violating these restrictions on the Coconino National Forest is a violation that
    carries a mandatory appearance in federal court.
    Additional information can be found at
    or contact the Cottonwood Fire Department at 928-634-2741.