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Preparing Businesses, Residents, Visitors for Wildfire Season 

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has identified the threat of catastrophic wildfire and post-wildfire flooding as the number one safety threat in the county. As we approach the fire season, being prepared for the threat of wildfire, despite the above normal winter precipitation, is always a vital step for people in Coconino County.  As […]

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Understanding New Wildfire Defense Ordinance

The recent wildfire in Canada reminds all of us of the potential dangers we face here in Coconino County. As we head into summer and spend more time outdoors, this is a good time to talk about the county’s new Wildfire Defense Ordinance. The ordinance replaced an outdated Open Burning Ordinance and was adopted by […]

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Protecting South Flagstaff From Wildfire

James Perkins has lived in Williams for 46 years. He and fellow residents are well aware that a large wildfire could destroy the city. And structures spared by fire could be washed away in the flooding aftermath. Perkins thinks about these things and the many residents of Northern Arizona as his company, Perkins Timber Harvesting, […]

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Motorists Urged to Prevent Wildfires

As the Wallow Fire continues to burn out of control, already consuming 389,000 acres, state authorities are urging people to use extra caution.  With humidity levels in the single digits, many areas of the state face extreme fire danger. In addition to the Wallow Fire, and Flagstaff’s Hill Fire which is contained, the Horseshow Two […]

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Preparing for Fire Season–Neighborhood Watch

The Coconino County Sheriff, Bill Pribil, will be joined by supervisors Mandy Metzger and Liz Archuleta for Neighborhood Watch meetings this week. Tuesday, May 3d, a Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at Fire Station 33 on North Highway 89. Ralph Baierlein who is the President of Friends of Northern Arizona Forests will speak about […]

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