Sedona AZ (May 22, 2013) – As fire danger increases fire restrictions become effective throughout the Sedona Fire District, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 8:00 am.
These restrictions include all open fires and campfires. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned are those that produce open flames such as lamp oil in tiki lamps. The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark.
Petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, heaters and enclosed charcoal barbeque grills operated in residential yards are exempted from these restrictions, provided that charcoal barbecue grills have a cover. The use of store-bought fire pits is allowed if they have screened covers that do not allow sparks to pass through. The public is urged to exercise extreme caution in the use of such stoves, lanterns, heaters or grills.
This restricts the use of welding equipment and chain saws. A permit is required for welding and hot works operations and the use of chain saws within the Sedona Fire District. This permit is available at Sedona Fire District Fire Station #1, 2860 Southwest Drive, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Since these restrictions are expected to be in effect until the seasonal monsoon rains arrive, typically beginning in mid-July, all burn permits issued for the spring burn season are canceled.
If you any questions concerning these restrictions please contact the Sedona Fire District at (928) 282-6800.