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As of Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown has lifted the Countywide fire ban. Public Works Director Dan Cherry said, “Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management has worked to coordinate with our response organizations in an effort to achieve alignment that may impact response to wildfire incidents. It is worth noting that Fire Districts/Departments may choose to maintain some level of restrictions due to geography, identified threat, and moisture accumulation.”
Chairman Brown said, “Based upon current weather projections, and recent precipitation, many agencies within Yavapai County have lifted, or are planning on lifting fire restrictions this week. Yavapai County continues to support and works to align with our partners throughout the Region(s) and lifting the Countywide Fire Ban corresponds to the regional efforts.”
At the time of this release, several districts/departments have indicated they are lifting restrictions as of November 9, 2020, or will be lifting them on November 11, 2020, to align with USFS. Emergency Management will continue to support regional agencies maintaining their restrictions through information management and coordination with those individual organizations. It is prudent to mention that the citizens of Yavapai County should remain vigilant and consider that, although the immediate threat of wildfire is reduced, there is still a required amount of awareness that must be maintained, particularly since annual precipitation amounts have been below average.