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