Friday, 6/21, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement Stage I restrictions - the lowest level of restrictions - to state-owned and managed lands in a handful of counties.
Due to the uptick in fire activity in the Northwestern portion of Maricopa County, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management plans to hold a public meeting in Wittmann, next week, in an effort to reduce the number of fire starts in the area. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 pm. It will take place in the gymnasium of Nadaburg Elementary School, located at 21419 W. Dove Valley Road, Wittmann, AZ.
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With eleven wildfires in nearly five months, Mohave County is one of the most active counties in the state, second only to Cochise. The most recent fire, the Beach Fire – along the Colorado River, consumed almost 55 acres before firefighters could get it contained. Every year, humans continue to be the number one cause of fires in the state.