HOLBROOK, AZ — Beginning May 23, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the Navajo County Outdoor Fire Ordinance 01-13, Section Seven (7) Emergency Fire Restrictions will be activated. NO OPEN OUTDOOR FIRES WILL BE ALLOWED for the unincorporated areas in and around Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, Linden, Pinedale, Claysprings, Heber-Overgaard, Chevlon Retreat, Chevlon Acres, White Mountain Lake and Snowflake-Taylor, Woodruff, Holbrook, Joseph City, Sun Valley, Goodwater, Adamana and Winslow. It will be unlawful to burn, start, ignite, build, attend, have, possess, maintain or use flammable or combustible materials. Any persons with existing Navajo County Open Burn Permits should be aware that burning is suspended until restrictions are no longer in place.
Whiteriver, Arizona – Four small, wildland fires have started on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation within the past few days. All fires have been started by lighting. Lightning strikes can generate fires that smolder and go unnoticed for days or weeks following a storm. BIA Fort Apache Agency Fire Management will be watching for any new smoke or fire sightings over the next few days.
Holbrook Az.> —The team at Navajo County Public Works, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, has been designated as the USACE South Pacific Division’s Planning Team of the Year for the work being done on the Feasibility Study for flood risk management in the Winslow, Ariz. area.