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COUNTY CENTRAL REGION -BAN LIFTING

COUNTY CENTRAL REGION -BAN LIFTING

Yavapai County CENTRAL REGION ONLY Lifting Fire Ban

With the increasing moisture within the Central Regions of Yavapai County the following fire jurisdictions will be lifting their fire restrictions in conjunction with Yavapai County Central Region: Prescott Fire, Central Yavapai Fire, Crown King Fire, Mayer Fire, Groom Creek Fire, Walker Fire, Williamson Valley Fire, and Chino Valley Fire.

The fire ban in the Central Zone of Yavapai County will be lifted effective: July 11th, 2014 at 8:00 A.M.

The Yavapai County Fire Ban will remain in place for the Northern, Southern and Eastern zones, until the county records significant amounts of moisture.

Fire Ban Still On

Fire Ban Still On

Please click on the following link for Yavapai County current fire restrictions.

NEWS RELEASE ban still On

Stage II Fire Restrictions on Friday, May 23

Stage II Fire Restrictions on Friday, May 23

Prescott National Forest Implements  Stage II Fire Restrictions on Friday, May 23 

PRESCOTT, AZ  – Due to increasing fire danger the Prescott National Forest will implement Stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, May 23, at 8 a.m. These additional fire restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or stove fire, including fires in developed campgrounds and improved sites.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
  4. Operating any internal combustion engine from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  5. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame.

Exemptions to the restrictions include the following:

  1. Using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
  2. Operating 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.
  3. Operating motorized vehicles in compliance with forest Travel Management regulations.
  4. Discharging of firearms is allowed at The Prescott Sportsmen’s Club unless otherwise determined by a Forest Official.

Know Before You Go!  To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available.  The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

  • Arizona Fire Restrictions http://firerestrictions.us/az/
  • Arizona Fire Prevention & Information (fire restrictions & red flag alertshttp://wildlandfire.az.gov/
  • Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico 1-877-864-6985
  • 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 Ban for Yavapai County Effective April 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Fire Ban for Yavapai County Effective April 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management in consultation with our partners in the Prescott National Forest, as well as Local Jurisdictions have concluded that conditions exist for extreme fire hazard within Yavapai County. Therefore, a fire ban will be implemented across all four fire ban zones (Central, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Zones) effective April 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Please see attached press release for more information: PRESS RELEASE - Fire Ban 16 April 2014

Fire Restrictions To Begin Friday On Four Arizona National Forests

Fire Restrictions To Begin Friday On Four Arizona National Forests

Campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented at 8 a.m. Friday, April 18, on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests in order to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. On the Kaibab National Forest, restrictions will apply only to the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts. Fire restrictions will not yet be implemented on the North Kaibab Ranger District due to different weather and fuels conditions.

Please see the attached press release for more information: Prescott National Forest fire_restrictions_2014

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