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Pile Burning Planned July 28-August 5 in the Prescott Basin

Pile Burning Planned July 28-August 5 in the Prescott Basin

Pile Burning Planned July 28-August 5 in the Prescott Basin

Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. Burning will start on Thursday, July 28 and could continue through Friday, August 5 pending favorable weather conditions.

Fuel Break at the Ranch Piles – 60 acres of piles that are located on the west side of Walker Road, south of the Ranch of Prescott subdivision (T13N, R2W, S12).
Highlands Center for Natural History Piles – 20 acres of piles that are located at the Highlands Center for Natural History on the east side of Walker Road (T13N, R1W, S8).
Burning of debris left over from thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning. Pile burning is one piece of the ongoing fuels reduction work in the Prescott basin.
All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

Fire Has a Role

The public can obtain additional prescribed fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121
Fire Restrictions lifted in the Central Zone

Fire Restrictions lifted in the Central Zone

The Central Fire Ban Region of Yavapai County has received significant moisture, and fire conditions in this region have moderated greatly. Although conditions are moderating across the County, the moisture received hasn’t been consistent over greater portions and lower elevations of Yavapai County. Fire conditions remain in the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Yavapai County Fire Zones. Monsoon rains are expected to be active Monday and Tuesday, with a slight drying trend for Wednesday and Thursday, and increasing moisture from Friday through the Weekend. Observation and data support lifting restrictions in the Central Fire Zone, and maintaining restrictions in the County’s East, North, and Southern Fire Zones. Fire Bans are jurisdictional and each fire district may set the limits of their fire ban or stage restrictions... Full Press Release

Bug Creek Fire update

Bug Creek Fire update

Fire is approximately at 1,000 acres at about 6pm and is a wind driven fire moving to the South of Cordes Lakes. Areas around the neighborhood still have hot spots. Evacuations remain. For additional information Please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4821/
Bug Creek Fire

Bug Creek Fire

No updates at this time. The winds are out of the N.E.. The fire is still active. This is a photo from earlier from the Bureau of Land Management.

AS OF 1:30 PM SOUTHBOUND I17 HAS BEEN RE-OPENED

AS OF 1:30 PM SOUTHBOUND I17 HAS BEEN RE-OPENED

AS OF 1:30 PM SOUTHBOUND I-17 has been re-opened
Shelter at Mayer Highschool

Shelter at Mayer Highschool

Shelter is set up for the Bug Creek Fire at the Mayer High school at 17300 E Mule Deer Dr, Mayer, AZ. Please bring your pets animal disaster services will be on site.
Evacuations ordered near Cordes

Evacuations ordered near Cordes

Evacuations have been ordered for the neighborhood west of Val Vista Road north of Sage Brush Drive off I-17 and Cordes.

 


I-17 closed due to fire brush fire

I-17 closed due to fire brush fire

I-17 is closed North Bound from Mile marker 258 thru 263 due to brush fire
Fires along Hwy 69

Fires along Hwy 69

Update: Personnel have stopped forward spread at mm 272 & hwy 69 fire.

Currently multiple fires along Hwy 69 one at mile marker 272 near Mayer and one near Cordes Lakes. Multiple agencies responding. Please avoid the area if possible. Air Attack is in route to the fire near Cortes Lakes. no additional info at this time
Yavapai County Fire Ban - June 15th, 2016

Yavapai County Fire Ban - June 15th, 2016

Fire Ban Effective Date and Time: June 15th 2016 at 8:00 A.M.
NOTICE OF FIRE BAN

In accordance with Yavapai County Ordinance No. 2012-1, Section V. The Yavapai County Emergency Management Officer has determined that a fire emergency exists in Yavapai County.

Board of Supervisor Chairman, Jack Smith has signed an interim order to enact a fire ban within Yavapai County.

This determination is based upon the implementation of fire restrictions by the following jurisdictions: Prescott National Forest, BLM, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Groom Creek Fire District, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, Prescott Fire Department, Mayer Fire District, Crown King Fire District, Black Canyon City Fire District, Chino Valley Fire District, Walker Fire Department, Southern Yavapai Fire District, Yarnell Fire District, Congress Fire District, Wickenburg Rural Fire District, Seligman Fire District, Camp Verde Fire District, Verde Valley Fire, Montezuma Rimrock Fire District, Williamson Valley and Bagdad Fire District which they will impose on June 15th at 8:00 A.M..

The restrictions are due to recent wildland fires in the area, a high Energy Release Component (ERC), low fuel moisture levels, and low relative humidity levels which have resulted in a high risk potential for large fire events. The fire ban covers the unincorporated areas of the County. Each fire department or district has the authority to apply fire restrictions for their respective jurisdiction. Please check with your local fire jurisdiction for more information.

The county ban prohibits all open fires and campfires. Other types of outdoor fires banned are those that produce open flames such as lamp oil in tiki lamps. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark. This restricts the use of welding equipment and chain saws. Variances for businesses however, can be requested.
The determination includes the following Fire Ban Zones: All of Yavapai County to include the Central Zone, Southern Zone, Northern Zone, and Eastern Zone.

Yavapai County fire ban information can be obtained at www.regionalinfo-alert.org or www.facebook.com/YCOEM. Know before you go - for current information on fire restrictions, closures or wildfires on the Prescott National Forest. Check current fire information and restrictions at www.wildlandfire.AZ.gov or at www.firerestrictions.us or call 1-877-864-6985.

It’s Too Late, When Told To Evacuate!
For more information about being prepared, please contact 928-771-3321 or marcie.slay@yavapai.us
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