Jul 112014

The return of monsoonal weather patterns have reduced the fire danger throughout the region. As a result, the fire restrictions enacted by Navajo County were lifted Tuesday morning. Similar restrictions put in place by other agencies were lifted at the same time. Officials offered a reminder that although fire danger is no longer extreme, it is still high, and visitors and citizens should continue to be extremely cautious. Stage I and II fire restrictions prohibited fires and campfires, smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, certain mechanical operations, motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails, and, in Navajo County, the use of fireworks. These activities are no longer under restriction. To review the Navajo County Outdoor Fire Ordinance in detail, or to review restrictions for other area agencies, go online to www.311info.net. To receive emergency alerts via text from the Northeastern Public Information System (311), text: 40404, and write “follow Az311Info” in the message. Standard text messaging rates may apply. Dial 911 to report smoke or wildfires.