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Fire Restrictions Increased to Stage II

28 June 2017   Fire Marshals Don Devendorf and Rick Chase

Local agencies put Stage II Fire Restrictions in effect.

WHO: Residents of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Prescott Fire Department jurisdictions, and the Prescott National Forest.
WHEN: June 30, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. 
WHERE: The 248 square miles of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and the 42 square mile City of Prescott. This includes the Towns of Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey/Humboldt, Paulden and the areas surrounding the City of Prescott such as Williamson Valley, upper Copper Basin Road and Mountain Club area, Ponderosa Park off of White Spar Road, the Senator Highways area of Karen Drive, Sweet Acres, and Oak Knoll Village and finally the areas extending south of Prescott including Govt. Canyon and Diamond Valley. 
WHY: Due to local fire behavior and decreased initial attack resources available because of numerous fires in Arizona, including the Goodwin Fire, the Prescott National Forest, the Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority will be enacting our Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on June 30, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. which will also be consistent with the Prescott National Forest.  We will reassess Stage II restrictions and make appropriate changes when local fire danger decreases. Please have a safe summer and visit our websites at or for further information.

What is Stage II?

Stage II 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 vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas
  •  NO outdoor use of firearms
  •  Welding, cutting, grinding and chain saw use is PROHIBITED (Permission may be granted under special circumstances and repair situations as approved by the Fire Marshal)**
  •  Warming fires and camp fires (ember and ash producing) are PROHIBITED in single and multi-family residences and Town parks.  This also prohibits the use of other devices that produce open flame such as tiki lamps.
  •  The use of propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbeque cooking grills MAY BE USED at single and multi-family residential properties as long as they are constantly attended, are in an enclosed device, and can be turned off.
** Certain activities including welding, cutting, grinding and chainsaw use (any spark/flame producing activity) outdoors shall require the following:
  •  A Fire Department permit for a specific time period, location, and activity granting permission to conduct such activity in a safe manner.
  •  A fire watch, an individual for the sole purpose of watching for any sparks and/or ignition.
  •  Firefighting tool(s) such as a shovel.
  •  Approved water supply available from a hose, water truck, etc.