Wildfire Season Is Still Upon Us...
Although we have received a significant amount of rain
from the Monsoons,
That does not mean we can let our guard down.
We have been having several small lightning
fires through-out the forested areas...
the largest being 15 acres on the Lakeside Ranger District,
Please put your campfires completely out!
All fire restrictions have been lifted through out
Apache and Navajo Counties,
and the Town of Pinetop/Lakeside
as well as Apache-Stigreaves National Forests
area closures have been lifted
as of 08:00 am Tuesday July 8, 2014
The San Juan Fire area closure remains
Please contact the Lakeside Ranger District
for more information
WHAT IS A "RED FLAG WARNING"
A Red Flag Warning also known as a Fire Weather Warning is a forecast warning issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition, and rapid propagation.
After drought conditions, and when humidity is very low, and especially when high or erratic winds which may include lightning are a factor, the Red Flag Warning becomes a critical statement for firefighting agencies. These agencies often alter their staffing and equipment resources dramatically to accommodate the forecast risk. To the public, a Red Flag Warning means high fire danger with increased probability of a quickly spreading vegetation fire in the area within 24 hours. For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_flag_warning
The ESCI Collaborative Efforts Feasibility Study
between Pinetop, Lakeside, and Show Low Fire Districts
is out and available by clicking here
Remember, all permits
expired December 31st. You must get a new one if you want to burn debris,
leaves, pine needles and such.
All Permits are free!
International Fire Codes
The Pinetop Fire District has adopted the International Fire Code 2006, as of December 16th 2008 and amendments to the 2006 International Fire Code as of December 21, 2010. A fee schedule was also adopted along with the fire codes. Contractors and developers, please contact our inspection department at 928-367-2199 for a copy of the fee schedule and amendments.
Weather outlook for the Pinetop/Lakeside area a week-at-a-glance...
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