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SFD Implements Fire Restrictions

Sedona FireSedona AZ (April 17, 2014) – As fire danger increases, the Sedona Fire District in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies, will be implementing fire restrictions as of Friday, April 18, 2014, at 8:00 in the morning. All open burn permits have been canceled.

These restrictions include all open burning. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned include those that produce open flames such as tiki lamps. The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark without a permit.

Cooking, warming and camp fires, not using wood as a fuel, are still allowed in developed areas. Petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, heaters and enclosed charcoal barbeque grills are allowed as long as they are constantly attended and are in an enclosed area. The use of store-bought fire pits is allowed if they have screened covers that do not allow sparks to pass through. The public is urged to exercise extreme caution in the use of such stoves, lanterns, heaters or grills.

During fire restrictions 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 canceled.

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

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