Sedona Fire District (SFD) lifts fire restrictions previously in effect for all portions of the fire district effective July 28 at 6:00 pm.
Sedona AZ (July 29, 2020) – Recent rains along with higher humidity, increased fuel moistures and the forecast for continuing monsoon activity have lowered, but not eliminated fire danger in the fire district. SFD encourages everyone to be responsible when working with or around fire. Residents and visitors are reminded they can be held legally responsible for causing wildfires and are asked to use caution when using equipment or items that can spark a fire. They are also asked to extinguish all campfires, operate ATVS and motorcycles with spark arrestors and to use caution when operating barbeque grills.
This is a great time to develop and work on making your home Firewise. Here are some steps you can take to protect your home from potential wildfire:
- Reduce flammable vegetation, trees, and brush from around your home.
- Remove dead trees and prune low-hanging branches.
- Cut grass and weeds regularly.
- Relocate wood piles and leftover building materials away from the structures.
- Keep your roof and yard clean of pine needles, leaves and debris.
The fall season for Open Burning Permits, for the burning of yard waste, will begin September 1, 2020 and end on November 30, 2020.
For more information on how to protect your home from wildfire, please contact the Sedona Fire District at (928) 204-8926.