Low, AZ (May 17, 2018) – Effective May 18, 2018, at 12:01 a.m., Stage III fire
restrictions are in effect within the City of Show Low. The City has continued
to monitor weather and fuel conditions very closely with members of the White
Mountains Fire Restriction Coordination Group. Based on the available
information, this is the most advisable course of action at this time. In
accordance with City Code, Mayor Daryl Seymore issued an emergency proclamation
instituting the upgraded fire restrictions. The following restrictions remain in effect until the
fire danger abates and the proclamation is rescinded:
1. No building, maintaining, attending or using
a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove, including fires in developed
campgrounds or improved sites, on any property within the City of Show Low.
2. No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle
3. No operating any internal combustion engine
in the course of mechanical or industrial operations that would produce open
flames or sparks.
4. No outdoor welding or operating acetylene or
other torch with open flame.
5. No using an explosive.
6. No operating motorized vehicles off
designated roads and trails.
7. No using any explosive targets, no using
tracer round ammunition, and no selling or using fireworks of any kind.
8. The following are exempted from these
restrictions, although everyone is required to have a pressurized water supply
or fire extinguisher available for the listed activities:
a. Persons with a written permit issued by Timber
Mesa Fire and Medical District that specifically authorizes the otherwise
prohibited act. (This does not include open burn permits. All open burn
permits will be suspended until fire restrictions are lifted.)
b. Industrial operations where specific operations
and exemptions are identified and mitigation measures are implemented as
outlined in a Special Use Permit issued by Timber Mesa Fire and Medical
c. Persons operating internal combustion engines
with an approved spark-arresting device, such as lawnmowers and landscaping
equipment, in maintained landscape space.
d. Persons using a device fueled solely by
liquefied petroleum or natural gas that can be turned on and off and used in
accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Such devices can only be used in
an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable
materials within three feet of the device.
e. Operating generators with an approved
spark-arresting device in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and
surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
f. Emergency repair of public utilities.
g. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member
of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official
Those persons violating this
ban on fires and smoking may be charged with a class one misdemeanor and
will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.