Stage One – Fire Restrictions

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire (unless noted in the exemptions below).
  • Smoking outside of designated areas (see Exceptions for these locations)
  • Use of ANY fireworks.
  • Use of explosive targets.
  • Use of tracer round ammunition.

Exemptions:

*An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for ANY fire started by the exempted activity.

  • Smoking is allowed within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area that is barren or cleared for at least three feet in diameter of ALL flammable material
  • Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. (This does NOT include Open Burn Permits. All Open Burn Permits issued by Navajo County will be suspended until all restrictions are lifted.)
  • Fires used only for the cooking of food or for providing warmth for human beings or recreational purposes (campfires and charcoal fires) in an area that is designated for that purpose and is barren or cleared of ALL debris.
  • Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off.  Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
  • Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  • Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  • All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated by city ordinance.
  • Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

For more preparedness information please visit any of the following websites:

www.311info.net

www.navajocountyaz.gov

https://www.facebook.com/NavajoCountyEM