1 Current Restrictions

County/Local/Other lands in Yavapai County, Arizona County/Local/Other at Local Burn Ban

from 2016 Jun 15 8 a.m. until rescinded

Yavapai County

Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management

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.

Effective 8:00 AM, July 26, 2016, Yavapai County will lift fire restrictions for the Central Fire Zone of Yavapai County which includes the following communities:
• Chino Valley
o Central Arizona Fire and Medical (District)
• Crown King
• Dewey Humboldt
• Groom Creek
• Jerome
• Prescott Valley
• Prescott
• Walker

The Fire Ban remains in effect for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Fire Zones which include the following communities:
• Ash Fork
• Black Canyon City
• Camp Verde
• Congress
• Clarkdale
• Cottonwood
• Mayer Fire District has elected to stay in restrictions at this time.
• Montezuma Rimrock
• Paulden
• Peeples Valley
• Sedona
• Seligman
• Skull Valley
• Wickenburg Rural
• Wilhoit
• Yarnell

With increasing moisture over the next week, conditions are expected to continue to moderate in the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Fire Zones, and evaluation of conditions will be ongoing. Yavapai County encourages all residents to continue to exercise caution.

For more information please call (928) 771-3321

0 Upcoming Restrictions

Arizona County/Local/Other Area Press Release Updated: June 16, 2016 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coconino County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on June 15

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has approved enacting the Wildfire Defense Ordinance at Stage 1 fire restrictions for Coconino County to go into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 15. Restrictions will remain in effect until fire danger conditions subside.

“After we considered the recent (fire) events in Coconino County and Northern Arizona, as well as the increasingly dangerous fire conditions throughout the County, the Board has decided to take this necessary action,” said County Board of Supervisors Chair Lena Fowler. “Our Board felt the most prudent action was to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions to help remove this potential threat and avoid additional devastating wildfires in our communities.”

The following restrictions apply on County public lands, as well as private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County. During Stage 1, the only combustion, open fire, and campfire allowed are listed below: 1. By persons with a written permit from a proper governmental authority that specifically authorizes the prohibited act. 2. For personal use of cigarette or other tobacco smoking medium when inside an enclosed vehicle or building, or in a developed recreational site in an area that is free of combustible materials and vegetation. 3. For emergency repair of public utilities and railroads and other health and safety mitigation measures when operated by a public utility or railroad and implemented in accordance with an approved agency plan. 4. By any Federal, State or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting entity in the performance of an official duty. 5. By persons whose OPEN FIRE is the result of a device fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and turned off (for example a gas grill) when used in an area that is free of combustible materials and vegetation. 6. By persons operating internal combustion engines in the course of mechanical or industrial operations that would produce open flames and sparks but containing appropriate spark arresting devices; those welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame in an area that is free of combustible materials and vegetation; and those using explosives with written permission of an authorized governmental agency. 7. By persons operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails. 8. By persons operating electric generators or pumps with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building in an area that is free of combustible materials and vegetation.

  1. Persons engaged in industrial and ranching operations where specific operations and mitigation measures are identified in an operating plan.
  2. For cooking of food or for providing warmth for human beings in an area designated by a governmental authority specifically for that purpose; for example a CAMPFIRE or OPEN FIRE in an established campground with fire-hosting amenities [grill, fire ring].

Stage 1 fire restrictions do not affect recreational activities at County parks.

Citizens are reminded to use caution when smoking cigarettes outdoors and to completely extinguish them. The use of any machinery that may emit sparks, such as chainsaws and welding equipment should be used with caution during the high fire danger period. Be prepared and have fire extinguishing equipment readily available.

Residents and visitors are asked to use their best judgment when considering whether to engage in any activity that could spark a fire. Residents and visitors are reminded that they can be held legally responsible for causing any wildfire.

A link to the full Wildfire Defense Ordinance can be found at on the Coconino County homepage at www.coconino.az.gov.

Arizona County/Local/Other Area Information Updated: May 25, 2016 (3 months, 1 week ago)