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City of Prescott Fire Department to Implement Stage I Fire Restrictions

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Prescott Fire Officials are implementing Stage I Fire Restrictions starting on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the City of Prescott. Extreme high wind conditions with elevated temperatures have accelerated drying conditions in the area. The State of Arizona has already experienced several wildland fires that are exhibiting extreme fire behavior. Fire restrictions are being implemented to improve public safety conditions in the City of Prescott. Stage I Fire Restrictions prohibit the following in the City of Prescott:

Stage I Restrictions

  • No Residential Burn Permits will be issued.

  • No smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas. No discarding of smoking materials without first insuring that they are fully extinguished.

  • No outside open-flame, ash-producing, cooking, warming, or camp fires fueled by wood, charcoal, or other ordinary combustibles at undeveloped public or private property sites. Exception: Private residences.

  • Cooking, warming, or camp fires are still allowed in developed campgrounds, picnic sites, single-family residences and certain multi-family occupancies.

  • The use of propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbecue cooking devices may be used as long as they are constantly attended and are in an enclosed device.

  • Use of model rockets is prohibited. Use of fireworks requires a special permit.

Fire restrictions will be reviewed by fire officials and changed as necessary. Please have a safe summer season.

For additional information regarding fire restrictions in the City of Prescott please call (928) 777-1700 or check the visit our web site at www.cityofprescott.net.