Prescott Fire issues Stage II restrictions
Friday, June 29, 2012
Prescott Fire Department officials are increasing fire restrictions to Stage II starting on Wednesday June 8, 2012 @ 8:00 am. Extreme high wind conditions with elevated temperatures have accelerated drying conditions in the area. Fire restrictions are being implemented to improve public safety conditions in the City of Prescott.
Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following in the City of Prescott:
—Prohibitions for outside use of chainsaws, welding, or other spark/flame producing equipment without Prescott Fire Department permission and or a permit.
—No outside open-flame, ash-producing, cooking, warming, or camp fires fueled by wood, charcoal, or other ordinary combustibles at developed (any city/other park) and undeveloped public or private property (residential) sites.
—The use of propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbecue cooking devises may be used as long as they are constantly attended and are in an enclosed device.
—Certain activities including welding, cutting, grinding, chainsaw use, (any spark/flame producing activity) outdoors shall require the following:
A Fire Department Permit for a specific time period, location and activity granting permission to conduct such activity in a safe manner.
A fire watch, an individual for the sole purpose watching for any sparks and/or ignition.
Firefighting tool(s) such as a shovel.
Approved water supply available from a hose, water truck, etc.
Prescott Fire reserves the option to suspend issuance of permits for these activities if conditions are hazardous.
Fire restrictions will be reviewed by fire officials and changed as necessary. Please have a safe summer season. For additional information regarding fire restrictions in the City of Prescott please call (928) 777-1700 or check the visit our web site at www.cityofprescott.net