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Sedona Fire District Increases Fire Restrictions

Be Fire Wise! All spring burn permits are cancelled.

Be Fire Wise! All spring burn permits are cancelled.

Sedona AZ (May 30, 2014) As fire danger increases, the Sedona Arizona Fire District, in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies, will increase fire restrictions effective as of Friday, May 30, 2014, at 8:00 in the morning. All open burn permits have been cancelled.

These restrictions include all open burning. Fireworks, other pyrotechnic displays and the use of model rockets are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned include those that produce open flames such as tiki lamps.

Cooking, warming and camp fires are not allowed. The use of wood or charcoal is prohibited. Petroleum-fueled stoves, grills, lanterns, and heaters are allowed as long as they are constantly attended and are in an enclosed area. The public is urged to exercise extreme caution in the use of such stoves, lanterns, heaters or grills.

Smoking is prohibited outside of vehicles, residential yards or designated smoking areas.

The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark without a permit. A no cost permit is required for welding and hot works operations and the use of chain saws within the Sedona Fire District. This permit is available at Sedona Fire District Fire Station #1, 2860 Southwest Drive, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Since these restrictions are expected to be in effect until the seasonal monsoon rains arrive, typically beginning in mid-July, all burn permits issued for the spring burn season are cancelled.

If you any questions concerning these restrictions, contact the Sedona Fire District at (928) 282-6800.

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  1. Operation Pine Needle – Groom Creek (Yavapai County)

    In the past, the residents of Groom Creek have had available a dumpster for disposal of pine needles. Due to funding issues the dumpster program has been put on hold.

    I have been working with Public Works and US Forest Service to come up with an alternative solution to disposal of the pine needles.

    A location has been identified at the pull out across from Sweet Acres on Senator Highway. This area is roughly 3/4 mile north of Goldwater Lake. This is the area that is commonly used as a sledding area during the winter.

    Yavapai County will be accepting needles for Groom Creek Residents for disposal now through June 21st on Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    The accepted items are Needles only; no brush, branches, or other yard waste will be accepted. We have extreme fire danger in our County and we need to protect our home and loved ones by creating defensible space. Defensible space slows or stops the spread of wildfire and creates space for firefighters to defend your property. Creating defensible space is not clear cutting property, but a plan to thin hazardous fuels which spread fire rapidly.

    Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks and the ground around your home.

    For additional information, please contact Cynthia Gentle, Administrative Assistant, Board of Supervisors Dewey Office at 928-771-3209.

    District 5 Supervisor Jack R. Smith, and this represents the position or opinion of only Supervisor Jack R. Smith.

  2. Sean says:

    fine work sfd, more restrictions needed tho, can you do more

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  9. Linda Hersey says:

    Liked this article on Facebook.

  10. Thanks for actually saying something. Sean!!!

    “Liked this article on Facebook” should be banned as actual conversation on Sedona Eye. Can you do that?
    It does nothing for the spirit of conversation on this site and dumbs down the comments section.
    Take time to speak your mind while you still have one. It’s freedom and its uplifting.

  11. Donna Joy says:

    Thank you Sedona Eye for incorporating the “facebook” app. I love seeing the articles on facebook, that I see them real time and that I can “like” them.

    Thanks for doing a great job of keeping us informed.

  12. I Yike says:

    I Yike 2… I yike this…

  13. Byrlie, BCC says:

    No fires? That’s part of the recreation experience.

  14. Debbie Basu says:

    I agree with no fires.

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