St. Johns, AZ- On Thursday, July 15, 2021, the White Mountain Fire Coordinating Group met to discuss the current fire restrictions and monsoonal rains. It was determined that the region has received sufficient precipitation to significantly reduce the chances of wildfires. Beginning Friday, July 16, 2021, the unincorporated areas of Apache and Navajo Counties, the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, the City of Show Low and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will rescind fire restrictions.
Even though we have received some much-needed moisture, we ask that our residents and visitors continue to practice fire safety especially with open fires, such as campfires. When extinguishing a campfire, be sure to drown it with water, stir the water in, and feel the fire with the back of your hand, repeating as necessary to ensure the fire is completely out. Further, at no time should you ever leave a fire of any kind unattended.
We want to thank all of our residents and visitors for their compliance to fire restrictions, together we were able to keep our area safer.
Please continue to follow the Apache County Emergency Management and Preparedness Facebook page as well as the Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness Facebook page and 311info.net for updates on fire restrictions and other pertinent, vetted information pertaining to local hazards and preparedness.