PHOENIX — Phoenix is banning open fires at its mountain and desert
preserves because of weather conditions resulting in extreme fire danger.
The ban takes effect on Monday. The Phoenix Fire Department recommended the ban
because of a combination of low humidity, increasing temperatures and frequent
Smoking and charcoal fires are included in the ban. Propane or gas grills
may be used only in established picnic areas.
The fire ban doesn’t apply to traditional city parks.