Sedona AZ (May 15, 2012) – As fire danger increases fire restrictions go into effect throughout the Sedona Fire District, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:00 Noon.
These restrictions include all open fires and campfires on private and public lands which are prohibited until such time as the extreme fire danger has subsided. Other types of outdoor fires banned are those that produce open flames such as lamp oil in tiki lamps. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark.
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 saw 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 Monsoon rains arrives all burn permits issued for the spring burn season are canceled. Petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, heaters and enclosed charcoal barbeque grills operated in residential yards are exempted from these restrictions. Charcoal barbecue grills are allowed as long as they have a cover. The public is urged to exercise extreme caution in the use of such stove, lanterns, heaters or grills.
If you any questions concerning these restriction please contact the Sedona Fire District at (928) 282-6800.