On August 1st, 2014 Yavapai County will be lifting the fire ban for the Southern Region of the county. Fire Ban Lifted 8-1-14. This was the last area of the county that remained under county restrictions. Although the fire ban for the county has been lifted, we asked that when planning for any fire related activities, check with local fire districts/departments first for safety and fire permit requirements.
Yavapai County would like to thank everyone for exercising fire safety this summer. Let’s continue to be firewise and setting a great example.
To learn more about fire safty and being firewise:
Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. Learn more at www.Firewise.org
One Less Spark = One Less Wildfire. Take Smokey Bear’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge at www.SmokeyBear.com
Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail. Get Fire Adapted now at www.Fireadapted.org
Ready, Set, Go! Create a Wildfire Action Plan for Your Home. Learn more at http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/
It is too late, when told to evacuate! Make a Plan. Learn more through this Emergency Management (regionalinfo-alert.org) and the Sheriff’s Office at http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/emergency-preparedness/
It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. Learn how to get Fire Adapted at www.FireAdapted.org
If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave. Drown, stir, and repeat until its cold. Learn more at www.SmokeyBear.com
Where We Live, How We Live…Living with Wildfire in the Southwest. Learn more at www.FireAdapted.org
Know before you go. Check current fire information and restrictions at www.firerestrictions.us
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS EVENING… THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA AND WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA…COCONINO PLATEAU…GRAND CANYON COUNTRY…KAIBAB PLATEAU AND MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS. IN WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA…OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS…WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM AND YAVAPAI COUNTY
* UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS EVENING
* AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING THROUGH WESTERN ARIZONA WILL COMBINE WITH MONSOON MOISTURE TO GENERATE HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS WESTERN COCONINO COUNTY AND THE YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS.
* AREAS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN ARE CATARACT CANYON AND SUPAI… THE GRAND CANYON…AND THE SLIDE FIRE SCAR IN OAK CREEK CANYON.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT DEVELOPING CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. PEOPLE…ESPECIALLY THOSE LOCATED ALONG AREA CREEKS…RIVERS OR OTHER FLASH FLOOD PRONE AREAS…SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
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.
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:
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:
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
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