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    Prescott National Forest Enters Stage II Fire Restrictions

    on Friday, June 11th at 8:00 A.M.

    WHO: Residents of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Prescott Fire  Department jurisdictions. 

    WHAT: IMPLEMENTING STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS 

    WHEN: June 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.  

    Stage II Fire Restrictions

    WHERE: The 42 square miles of the City of Prescott and the 365 square miles of the Central  Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) which includes the Towns of Prescott  Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Paulden. CAFMA’s jurisdiction also applies to areas surrounding the City of Prescott such as Williamson Valley, upper  Copper Basin Road, the Mountain Club area, Ponderosa Park off of White Spar Road,  and the Senator Highway area of Karen Drive, Sweet Acres, and Oak Knoll Village along with the areas of Government Canyon and Diamond Valley which are south of Prescott.  

    WHY: The Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority will be enacting our Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on June 11, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. which will also be consistent with the Prescott National Forest and the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County areas not protected by fire districts or area fire departments. These restrictions will stay in effect until we receive significant rain throughout the area to justify lifting these restrictions. Please have a safe summer and visit our websites at www.cazfire.org or  http://www.prescott-az.gov/services/fire/ for further information. 

    CONTACT: Fire Marshal Rick Chase (928) 772-7711 

    Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority 

    Division Chief Scott Luedeman (928) 777-1700 

    Prescott Fire Department 

      Due to increasing fire danger, the Prescott National Forest will implement Stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, June 11, 2020, 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.      Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.

    2.     Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material.

    3.     Welding, or operating any acetylene or other torch with an open flame.

    4.     Operating a chainsaw or other equipment operated by an internal combustion engine between the hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

    5.     Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal or tribal laws and regulations.

    Exemptions to the restrictions include the following:

    1.       Persons with a written Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this order.

    2.      Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels.

    3.      Persons operating generators with an approved spark arresting device in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the generator.

    4.      Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

    To view Forest Order 03-09-00-21-278: Prescott National Forest Emergency Stage II Fire Restrictions, please go to Alerts & Notices.

    Know Before You Go! The public can obtain current state and federal fire restrictions information across Arizona on the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention and Information website.  The map is a culmination of work from federal, state, and local agencies who hope to explain to the public where it is safe to have fires and where it’s not. The map shows all fire restrictions in New Mexico and Arizona, regardless of jurisdiction.

    For information on the Prescott National Forest, check out the Prescott NF website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.  

       

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