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Current Restrictions = Navajo County has lifted ALL Fire Restrictions

Effective: 7-16-2018

Due to an influx of moisture, the White Mountain Fire Restrictions Working Group is
lifting Fire Restrictions and closures throughout the region.

Holbrook, AZ – Navajo County, as well as partnering counties, cities, towns and National Forests, will jointly lift
fire restrictions throughout the region today at 3 p.m.

     State Forestry will be lifting all restrictions tomorrow morning, and the Fort Apache Agency will
be returning to Stage 1 Restrictions tomorrow as well.

     The arrival of seasonal storms has saturated the region and lowered fire risks to a moderate

 “We are confident this is the right time to lift fire restrictions,” Navajo
County Emergency Manager Catrina Jenkins said. “We have enough moisture and saturation
throughout the forest to help manage any potential fire threat.”

Despite the lifting of fire restrictions, the public is urged to stay
vigilant and safe while exploring the outdoors. Make sure campsites are cleared
of dry debris before lighting a fire, and always completely extinguish your
fire before leaving (drown, stir and drown again). If a fire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave!

 “After speaking with the White Mountain Fire Restrictions
Working Group, we are happy to announce the lifting of fire restrictions in
Navajo County,” Navajo County District V Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger said. “However,
we ask that the public keep fire safety in mind at all times. The situation has
improved, but it still only takes one spark to cause a problem.”

 Navajo County and forest officials want to remind the public that 9 out
of 10 wildfires can be prevented. Stay alert and aware while exploring the
outdoors, and our communities will stay safe.


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