Yavapai County Fire Ban Lifting

    As of 8:00 AM Saturday August 1, 2020, the fire restrictions for all Yavapai County will be lifted.   

    This is being done in coordination with the Prescott National Forest announcement by Aaron Hulburd, Deputy Fire Staff Officer: 

    The Prescott National Forest will be terminating Shooting and Stage II Fire Restrictions on Saturday, August 1, at 8:00 a.m. 

    Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “While it is great to see Yavapai County working with the Prescott National Forest in this effort it is incredibly important to remember that the risk is not completely gone.  We need to move forward with caution and remember that you should always check with your local fire department regarding residential burn restrictions and permits.” 

    It is worth noting that Fire Districts/Departments may choose to maintain some level of restrictions due to geography, identified threat, and moisture accumulation. The Yavapai County Emergency Management office will continue to support these efforts through information management and coordination with those individual organizations.  

    Yavapai County Emergency Manager, Ron Sauntman stated, “Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management has worked to coordinate with our response organizations in an effort to achieve alignment that may impact response to wildfire incidents.”  

    Mr. Sauntman went on to state, “We must remain vigilant and consider that, although the immediate threat of wildfire is reduced, it is critical that we maintain awareness of this potentially dangerous situation. In addition, we now must focus on the potential flooding conditions that are present and will remain until the monsoon season has ended.” 

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