Jun 28, 2023
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will go into effect throughout unincorporated areas of both Apache and Navajo County on Thursday, June 29th, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire (unless noted in the exemptions below).
Smoking outside of designated areas.
Use of any and all fireworks.
Use of explosive targets.
Use of tracer round ammunition.
*An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.
Persons obtaining a written “Special Use Permit” from the “Authority Having Jurisdiction” that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
Fires used only for the cooking of food or for providing warmth for human beings or for recreational purposes (campfires and charcoal fires) in an area that is designated for that purpose and is barren or cleared of all debris for 3 feet in diameter around the device. Permissible items include propane fire rings, pellet stoves/smokers/grills that have UL or FM approval and are a contained unit. A person of appropriate age must maintain a presence at all times when in operation.
Smoking within enclosed buildings and inside vehicles is allowed. Smoking may also be allowed in or on porches, carports, garages, parking lots and other areas or properties which are cleared of all combustible materials so long as the smoking does not create a substantial risk of fire and all smoking materials are properly extinguished and disposed of. At no time is it allowed to discard lit cigarettes, cigars, or other smoking materials from a vehicle, or from ones’ possession in a public place. ARS 13-1603.a.1
Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices with UL and/or FM approval can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device. A person of appropriate age must always maintain a presence with the device when in operation.
Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
Emergency repair of public utilities and railroads as per attached conditions.
Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the
performance of an official duty.
All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated by city ordinance.
Other exemptions unique to each “Authority Having Jurisdiction”.
“Fire restrictions are precautionary measures that help prevent human-caused wildfires and
unnecessary dangers to first responders,” Emergency Manager, Catrina Jenkins said. “With conditions as dry as they are, and no significant projected moisture for relief, this is the right time to enter restrictions.”
Although the region received a significant amount of snow/rain over the winter/spring, the extra moisture does not mean that fire restrictions are not necessary as the summer temperatures heat up. “Fire is a year-round threat to our region and our citizens and visitors must remain vigilant,” said Jenkins. Even with warnings from forest experts, some residents and visitors may still feel that the restrictions do not apply to them. Jenkins clarified that “restrictions apply to everyone, full-time/part-time residents as well as visitors, and no one is exempt from these rules”.
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