Verde Valley Fire District

Burning is not permitted

Reason(s) for Current Burn Restriction:

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

Verde Valley Fire District
Station #31 (Administration Building)
2700 E. Godard Rd.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 634-2578 | (928) 646-5737 (fax)

Fire Restrictions:

None - Current Restriction Level

No burn 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 sites.
  • 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 Verde Valley Fire District at (928) 634-2578.

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.
  • 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 tools).
  • 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 Verde Valley Fire District at (928) 634-2578. Edit