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Posted on: May 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Show Low moves to Stage III fire restrictions on May 18

Show 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 The following restrictions remain in effect until the fire danger abates and the proclamation is rescinded: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 or building. 

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 District.

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 duty.

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.

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