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Holidays

Red, white and burn: Be smart about fireworks this Fourth of July, experts advise

Since 1776, Independence Day traditionally has included fireworks. And as more Arizonans ease back into enjoying the Fourth of July as they did before the pandemic, officials are encouraging them to use fireworks safely – especially as wildfires continue to chew through parts of the state. Fireworks were blamed for an estimated 19,500 fires in

Travel

Liberty: Lots of travelers expected on freer Fourth of July

Americans enjoying newfound liberty are expected to travel and gather for cookouts, fireworks, concerts and beach outings over the Fourth of July weekend in numbers not seen since pre-pandemic days. Yet lingering restrictions, worker shortages and significant numbers of unvaccinated people mean some may not be as free as they would like to be. And

Wildfires

Fireworks a Concern as Fire Danger Remains High in Arizona

With the 4th of July holiday around the corner, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management urges the public to not use fireworks as more than half of the state remains in an exceptional drought status and fire activity continues. While certain fireworks are legal, they can still start wildfires. Just as recent as

Local

Chino Valley cancels July 4th event

After considering current fire restrictions throughout Yavapai County and reviewing the extended forecast, the Town of Chino Valley announced the cancellation of the planned July 4th Fireworks celebration. “As much as we all look forward to the 4th of July and fireworks especially, it just wouldn’t be responsible of us to move forward with the

Local

Stage I Fire Restrictions In Effect

WHERE: The 42 square miles of the City of Prescott and the 365 square miles of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) which includes the Towns of Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Paulden. CAFMA’s jurisdiction also applies to areas surrounding the City of Prescott such as Williamson Valley, upper Copper Basin Road,

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