The Prescott Fire Department is announcing the lifting of Stage I fire restrictions due to the recent and forecast continued moisture and higher humidity in the area. Fire officials will lift current fire restrictions on Tuesday, July 26 at 8 a.m. Prescott is lifting its restrictions in conjunction with partner fire agencies in the Prescott Basin.
The City of Prescott follows the Prescott National Forest based on their proximity and due to their ability to obtain more statistical data to make science based determinations. Recent and anticipated continuing precipitation over the next week, coupled with increases in humidity has moderated fire conditions and allowed for the restriction change. Despite the relaxation of fire restrictions, please remember to always use caution with fire – never leave a fire unattended and ensure your fire is completely out before leaving a camp or other recreational site.
Residential burn permits are available online. Commercial burn permits are available at the Prescott Fire Department Administration Office, 1700 Iron Springs Road. If precipitation patterns change and the fire danger increases, area partners will re-examine the need to implement restrictions again.
For additional information regarding fire restrictions in the City of Prescott please call (928) 777-1700 or visit our web site at www.prescott-az.gov. If you do not live in the Prescott city limits, please refer to Yavapai County or your local jurisdiction to determine whether fire restrictions remain in effect in your community.