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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

Fire Ban in Place - Practice Fire Safety

Fire Ban in Place - Practice Fire Safety

As we approach this 4th of July holiday Yavapai County Emergency Management would like to remind residents that Yavapai County along with all local fire departments and districts is currently under fire restrictions. 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 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.

THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
With extremely windy conditions sparks can turn into flames and flames can quickly spread with dry fuels. It only takes one spark on dry grass, leaves, branches or pine needles to start a wildfire. Even live trees and brush are dry enough to easily ignite. Wildfires impact recreation areas and may destroy homes and cabins, and threaten lives. Chainsaws, dragging trailer safety chains, carelessly tossed cigarettes, fireworks, abandoned campfires, and discharge of firearms are all known causes of wildfire.

The National Forest Service reminds us:
"One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire"

Each citizen has the responsibility to prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect their own property by creating fire-adapted communities and defensible space around their homes. The majority of wildfire starts are human-caused. Common ignition sources include power equipment, vehicles, and escaped debris burning. Many equipment and roadway fires are preventable with simple actions.

• Vehicle travel provides opportunities for sparks and heat sources to ignite dry, fine grasses.
Maintain brakes.
   o Keep tires properly inflated.
   o Shorten towing safety chains.
   o Ensure that nothing is dragging beneath the car (exhaust pipes, etc.)
   o Park well away from grasses; catalytic converters are hot and can start fires.
   o Carry a fire extinguisher in your car. Know how to use it.
   o Report all fires: call 9-1-1.
• Power equipment like mowers, weed trimmers, and tractors can spark a wildfire when used at the wrong time of day, in windy conditions, or in the wrong way.
   o Do yard work before 10 a.m. when temperatures are down and the relative humidity is higher.
   o Be sure equipment such as mowers, chainsaws and trimmers have spark arresters. 
   o Use string vegetation trimmers to cut tall, dry grass.
   o Remove rocks to avoid metal mower blades hitting rocks and creating sparks.
   o Grind, sharpen, and weld on a paved, enclosed area.
   o Be ready with water and a fire extinguisher to put out accidental sparks.
   o Report fires. Call 9-1-1.

We highly encourage residents to sign up with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System to be notified during emergency situations at: http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/emergency-preparedness/ens/

IT’S TOO LATE WHEN TOLD TO EVACUATE! BE FIREWISE
For more on being prepared, please contact YCEM 928-771-3321
www.regionalinfo-alert.org

 

Evacuations lifted

Evacuations lifted

Evacuations for Bug Creek Fire were lifted as of last night and roads were reopened
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
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