Monsoons Allow Navajo County To Lift Fire Restrictions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Posted: Jul 9, 2013 By: Hunter Moore
HOLBROOK, AZ —The return of monsoonal weather patterns have reduced the fire danger throughout the region. As a result, on Thursday July 11 at 12:01 am fire restrictions enacted by Navajo County will be lifted. Similar restrictions put in place by other agencies will also be lifted at the same time. We would like to remind everyone that although fire danger is no longer extreme, it is still high and visitors and citizens should continue to be extremely cautious
Stage I and II fire restrictions prohibited fires and campfires, smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, discharging of firearms, certain mechanical operations, motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails, and in Navajo County, the use of fireworks. These activities will no longer be under restriction as of July 11 at 12:01 am. If there are any doubts or questions please make sure to contact the agency specific to the area you plan to visit.
Taking a few precautions can make all the difference:
- If you are a smoker, be cautious about how and where you extinguish your cigarettes.
- If you are using a portable stove, be careful to set up the stove in an area cleared of fuels and make sure the stove is safe from tipping over.
- Campfires should NEVER be left unattended and should be completely extinguished when leaving your campsite. Remember: "If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave!"
- Do not park or drive vehicles on top of tall dry vegetation, hot vehicle parts may still ignite a fire.
- Remember to look up, down and all around when selecting a campsite. Do NOT set up under dead or dying trees as falling limbs can become hazards, do NOT set up in dry creek beds as they can flood in moments during monsoons, and make sure the area is clear of any other potential hazards.
We welcome our citizens and visitors to enjoy the outdoors and all the activities throughout the region, but we strongly encourage everyone to please be careful.
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