Stage II fire restrictions in effect Friday | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Stage II fire restrictions in effect Friday | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Courier file photo

Sean West, a Prescott National Forest prevention officer for the West Zone, in this 2009 file photo, posts fire restriction orders on a sign north of Goldwater Lake on Senator Highway in Prescott. On June 30, 2017, the forest and the greater Prescott area enters Stage II Fire Restrictions.

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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