Yavapai County Lifts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
Effective Friday, July 15, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., Yavapai County will lift the Stage 2 Fire Restrictions and Outdoor Fire Ban.
Chair Mallory, 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 all fire restrictions that were implemented in May.
Yavapai County Emergency Manager Ashley Ahlquist said, “There has been an increase in precipitation within the County. Prescott National Forest has seen anywhere from 0.66” to 4.66” throughout the forest. In addition to the increased precipitation, the forecast for continuing rain in the coming weeks and the moderating fire indices support rescinding the restrictions.”
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.
Chair Mallory said, “We recognize the inconvenience of imposing these restrictions in our communities, but I appreciate everyone who worked hard to protect our local forests and homes. The fire danger within Yavapai County is a significant concern, and we appreciate your efforts to protect our great County.”
For information about Yavapai County visit www.yavapaiaz.gov