Prescott National Forest

In accordance with Yavapai County Ordinance No. 2012-1, Section V. Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chairman, Rowle Simmons has signed an interim order to enact a fire ban within Yavapai County.

This determination is based upon the implementation of fire restrictions by the following jurisdictions: Prescott National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and local fire districts and fire departments which will be imposed on April 20, 2018, at 8:00 A.M.

The annual multi agency “Basin Operation Drill” is planned for April 19th and 20th near Powell Spring Campground south of the community of Cherry.  The drill will involve the Prescott National Forest, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, Jerome Fire Department, City of Prescott Fire, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Bureau of Land Management and multiple other response agencies.  The annual basin operations drill provides all participants an opportunity to train together, test communication systems and equipment in preparation for the upcoming

UPDATE:  The Burro Prescribed burn on April 3-4, 2018 has been canceled due to predicted weather conditions.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Burro Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan on using hand ignitions to burn 2,938 acres located approximately 4 miles south and west of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T13N, R3E, S19).   

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 16; weather conditions permitting.   

Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. 

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T12 1/2N, R4E, S32).  Favorable weather conditions, concurrence from ADEQ and an adequate number of fire management resources are a prerequisite to burning.  

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T12 1/2N, R4E, S32).  Favorable weather conditions, concurrence from ADEQ and an adequate number of fire management resources are a prerequisite to burning.  

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