Effective Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., Yavapai County will lift the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
    Chairman Brown, working with the Yavapai County Emergency Manager, local forest, and fire professionals, have discussed the current fire danger and at this time have determined that it is appropriate to remove the stage one fire restrictions that were put into place last June. Yavapai County exercised extreme caution before lifting fire restriction. Chairman Brown said, “Due to the lack of rain in grassland areas, located outside of the forest land, I felt it was necessary to wait.”
    Yavapai County Emergency Manager RC Helton said, “The transition is predicated upon the recent increase of precipitation in the region and the comparative data, provided by the National Weather Service (Flagstaff Office) and additional diagnostics regarding fuel load and biomass conditions, provided by the Prescott National Forest.”
    This determination includes the following Fire Ordinance Zones: Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Zones of Yavapai County, which include the following cities and towns; Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer, Cordes Junction, Black Canyon City, Congress, North Wickenburg, Peeples Valley, Yarnell, Wilhoit, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, and unincorporated areas herein.
    Chairman Brown also said, “I appreciate everyone that worked so hard to protect our local forests and the citizens that honored my request to limit their access to the recreational areas we love so
    much. Our public lands are a treasure and your efforts to protect them are greatly appreciated.”

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