Stage 2 Restrictions In Effect

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2017-05 Wildfire Defense Ordinance

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 Stage 1 Restrictions


  • No Open fire
  • No Campfires outside of designated campgrounds with fire rings and grills
  • No Fireworks
  • No Open Smoking
  • No use of explosive targets or tracer rounds
  • No Liquid Fuel Fire Rings or LPG Fire Rings


  • Cigarette use in enclosed vehicles/buildings or developed recreational site areas free of combustible materials
  • Cooking or warmth fires made from wood or charcoal in fee campgrounds with fire hosting amenities (Fire rings and grills)
  • Cooking with liquid petroleum or LPG fuel systems which can be turned on and off. Cooking must occur in areas free of combustible materials and vegetation.
  • Welding in areas free of combustible areas
  • Off-road and off-trail motorized vehicle use
  • Mechanical or industrial operations with spark arresters
  • Generators or pumps with spark arresters with at least 3 feet of clearance from combustible material and no overhead obstructions

Permit required:

  • Fire use in cultural or religious activities or ceremonies
  • Industrial and ranching operations

Stage Two                                        



Permit/variance required

  • All Stage 1 Restrictions
  • Industrial welding
  • Motorized vehicles off designated Trials and roads
  • All open fires, campfires, smoking not specifically listed in the Allowed column
  • Outdoor mechanical or industrial operations, such as welding and use of acetylene, even with spark arresters
  • Operating motorized vehicles off designated trails and roads.[WR1]
  • All other uses not specifically listed in the Allowed column or by permit or variance.
  • Cigarette use within an enclosed vehicle/building
  • Cooking with liquid gas fuel sources in clear areas
  • Internal combustion engines with spark arrestor for common household-only activities
  • Generators or pumps with spark arresters in clear areas
  • Industrial and ranching operations




[WR1]I removed the “implied” prohibitions because I think the better way to put it is that individuals should presume the use is prohibited unless specifically allowed or permitted.

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  1. Todd Whitney

    Ph: 928-679-8310

    Ruthanne Penn

    Assistant to the Director
    Ph: 928-679-8311

    Alan Anderson

    CERT Coordinator/
    Emergency Planner
    Ph: 928-679-7133

    Mark Christian

    Program Coordinator
    Ph: 928-679-8322

    Blake Scott

    Emergency Management Specialist
    Ph: 928-679-7338

    Sam Beckett

    Public Works Liaison
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    Benjamin Trumpinski

    Continuity of Operations Planner


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