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Much Needed Moisture In Navajo County Allows County Supervisors To Lift Fire Restrictions


Posted: Jul 11, 2012 By: Hunter Moore — Governmental Affairs Director


Holbrook,AZ —The onset of the summer monsoons has reached the White Mountains, providing some much needed moisture for the local communities, and a collective sigh of relief as we enter into the rainy season. As a result, the Navajo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the immediate cancelation of the Outdoor Fire Ordinance 01-06, Section 7, at their Board meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The ordinance has been in place since mid-May of this year.

Navajo County’s Emergency Manager Dan Hinz informed the Board of Supervisors that all indications are that the worst of the fire danger has passed, and conditions are such that the United States Forest Service, Apache County Emergency Management, cities and towns within Navajo County and local fire agencies are also taking similar steps to lift their restrictions. Lifting this restriction will allow residents, and visitors, to use charcoal and small camp fires.

Local fire departments/districts will still have responsibility for issuing open debris burning permits. Residents are encouraged to contact their respective fire departments/districts prior to using their burning permit to verify conditions.

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