National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, and Yuma Counties from 8/13/19 10 AM to 8/15/19 8 PM and Graham, Greenlee, and Pima Counties from 8/14/19 10 AM to 8/15/19 8 PM
Mohave County from 8/14/19 8 AM to 8/16/19 8 PM
Daytime highs are expected to be in the 104 to 118 degrees Fahrenheit range. Residents are advised to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
Beginning June 21, due to dry and hot conditions, fire restrictions will be implemented on Bureau of Land Management lands within the Phoenix District. The district’s 2.4 million acres of public lands in Arizona extend across portions of eight counties, including Pima, Pinal, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties. Visitors to public lands in these counties are encouraged to plan before recreating in the area and check for updates for local weather and fire conditions.
Beginning June 21, the following are temporarily prohibited until rescinded:
Beginning April 20 campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented on state lands and federally managed public lands in central and western Arizona which includes Yavapai, Maricopa, La Paz Yuma, Mohave and Gila counties, as well as portions of Pinal county.
Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Arizona small businesses of the May 3, 2018, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by post-fire flooding from monsoon storms that occurred July 19 - Sept. 30, 2017.
Thanks to increased monsoon activity across the northern and central portions of the state, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management lifts fire restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in a handful of counties.
As of 2 pm today, Apache, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties are released from Stage I Fire Restrictions.
This means campfires will be allowed once again, but DFFM still urges the public to be safe with fire.
“Although monsoon season has arrived and the fire activity seems to be decreasing,