Recent rains along with higher humidity, increased fuel moisture and the forecast for continuing monsoon activity have lowered but not eliminated fire danger in the fire district. SFD encourages everyone to be responsible when working with or around fire.
It is a great time to develop and work on making your home Firewise. Here are some steps you can take to protect your home from potential wildfire:
• Reduce flammable vegetation, trees, and brush from around your home.
• Remove dead trees and prune low-hanging branches.
• Cut grass and weeds regularly.
• Relocate wood piles and leftover building materials away from the structures.
• Keep your roof and yard clean of pine needles, leaves and debris.
For more information on how to protect your home or to schedule a free wildfire assessment, contact the Sedona Fire District at 928-282-6800.
Earlier last week, Prescott National Forest announced it was rescinding all fire restrictions on Wednesday, July 18 at 8:00 AM due to significant amounts of precipitation across the Forest. For more fire ban information, read http://sedonaeye.com/prescott-national-forest-stage-ii-fire-restrictions on SedonaEye.com.