The areas of Yavapai County under the jurisdiction of the Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire, as well as the Prescott National Forest, will be under what’s known as a Stage II fire restriction beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, June 30.
“Due to elevating conditions, heavy resource commitments across the geographic area, local draw-down concerns for initial attack, and impacts from the Goodwin Fire, the Prescott NF is entering Stage II Fire Restrictions,” said Pete Gordon, fuels, fire, & aviation staff officer for the Prescott National Forest. “We need help from all our neighbors and visitors in being mindful of the conditions and potential for more wildfires. Stop, think, and reconsider doing anything that might cause a spark.”
Prescott Fire spokesman Don Devendorf said they were enacting the Stage II rules “due to local fire behavior and decreased initial attack resources available because of numerous fires in Arizona.”
Stage II restrictions include all Stage I restrictions plus more:
Stage I Fire Restrictions:
No burn permits will be issued
Use of model rockets is prohibited
Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are prohibited except by commercial special events permit
No smoking outside of…
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