Holbrook, AZ – Navajo County, as well as partnering counties, cities, towns and National Forests, will jointly lift fire restrictions throughout the region today at 3 p.m.
State Forestry will be lifting all restrictions tomorrow morning, and the Fort Apache Agency will be returning to Stage 1 Restrictions tomorrow as well. For a full list of restrictions, visit www.firerestrictions.us.
The arrival of seasonal storms has saturated the region and lowered fire risks to a moderate level.
“We are confident this is the right time to lift fire restrictions,” Navajo County Emergency Manager Catrina Jenkins said. “We have enough moisture and saturation throughout the forest to help manage any potential fire threat.”
Despite the lifting of fire restrictions, the public is urged to stay vigilant and safe while exploring the outdoors. Make sure campsites are cleared of dry debris before lighting a fire, and always completely extinguish your fire before leaving (drown, stir and drown again). If a fire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave!
“After speaking with the White Mountain Fire Restrictions Working Group, we are happy to announce the lifting of fire restrictions in Navajo County,” Navajo County District V Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger said. “However, we ask that the public keep fire safety in mind at all times. The situation has improved, but it still only takes one spark to cause a problem.”
Navajo County and forest officials want to remind the public that 9 out of 10 wildfires can be prevented. Stay alert and aware while exploring the outdoors, and our communities will stay safe.
For more information:
Contact Adam Wolfe
Navajo County Government
Office: (928) 524-4165