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Sedona Fire District Lifts Fire Restrictions Today

Sedona AZ – (July 24, 2017) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) lifts fire restrictions that were in effect for all portions of the fire district. This will take effect immediately.

Recent rains along with higher humidity, increased fuel moistures 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.

The fall burn season will begin September 1, 2017, and end on November 30, 2017. Burn permits are free of charge and available at Sedona Fire District Station #1, 2860 Southwest Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336. Normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For more information on how to protect your home or to schedule a free wildfire assessment, please contact the Sedona Fire District at (928) 204-8926.

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2 Comments

  1. Fire Restrictions lifted for Yavapai County says:

    Effective Monday, July 24th, 2017, Yavapai County will lift fire restrictions for all of Yavapai County. Yavapai County has received significant moisture, and fire conditions have moderated significantly across the various Fire Ban Zones. Forecast indicates continued moisture for Yavapai County.

    Fire Bans are jurisdictional and each fire district may set the limits of their fire ban or stage restrictions.

    Please check with your fire district prior to burning, and exercise caution while burning.

  2. Flash Flood Warning 8-4-17 says:

    Flash Flood Warning – National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ

    1055 AM MST FRI AUG 4 2017 areas include: Mayer, Poland Junction, Cordes Junction, Cordes, Cordes Lakes and Spring Valley.

    The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a

    * Flash Flood Warning for… Yavapai County in west central Arizona… * Until 230 PM MST

    * At 1053 AM MST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen with addition rainfall anticipated. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

    * Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Mayer, Poland Junction, Cordes Junction, Cordes, Cordes Lakes and Spring Valley.

    This includes the following highways… Interstate 17 between mile markers 260 and 263. State Route 69 between mile markers 263 and 276.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

    Heavy rainfall over the Goodwin fire scar will likely trigger life threatening flash floods and debris flows in and downstream of the fire area. Residences near drainages and creeks, particularly Big Bug Creek and surrounding tributaries such as Grapevine Creek and Hackberry Creek, may be affected by high water and debris flows. Heavy rains may cause flooding across roadways in Mayer near Big Bug Creek.

    Move away from drainages now!​

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