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Yavapai County Fire Ban Effective Date and Time: June 1st, 2017 at 8:00 A.M.

Yavapai County Fire Ban Effective Date and Time: June 1st, 2017 at 8:00 A.M.

Yavapai County Fire Ban Effective: June 1st, 2017 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 Vice Chairman, Rowle Simmons 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, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and local fire districts and fire departments which will be imposed on June 1st, at 8:00 A.M.

The restrictions are due to recent wildland fire activity in the area and the combination of windy conditions and warmer temperatures which are quickly drying out the tall vegetation which has grown over the spring months. These conditions create the potential for a large fire event. The fire ban covers the unincorporated areas of the County. Each fire department or fire 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. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned are those that produce open flames such as lamp oil in tiki lamps. 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. FIRE BAN ZONE DESCRIPTION.pdf; Fire Ban Zone Map.pdf

Know before you go - for current information on fire restrictions please visit: www.wildlandfire.AZ.gov or www.firerestrictions.us or by calling 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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Fire Restrictions lifted In Yavapai County

Fire Restrictions lifted In Yavapai County

Fire Restrictions lifted for Yavapai County

Effective 8:00 AM, Monday, August 1, 2016, Yavapai County will lift fire restrictions for all of Yavapai County. Yavapai County has received significant moisture, and fire conditions have moderated significantly across the various Fire Ban Zones. Forecast indicates continued and increasing moisture for Yavapai County. Fire Bans are jurisdictional and each fire district may set the limits of their fire ban or stage restrictions. Please check with your fire district prior to burning, and exercise caution while burning.

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
www.regionalinfo-alert.org
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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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