Print Strict fire restrictions in place
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 00:00

With smoke filling the air as firefighters battle the raging Gladiator Fire, which had burned more than 14,000 acres as of press time, fire restrictions remain in place throughout Yavapai County, municipalities in the area and on U.S. Forest Service Land.

The setting sun Thursday, May 17, highlights the thick ribbons of smoke drifting low to the far east side of the Verde Valley from the Gladiator Fire burning on the Prescott National Forest near Crown King. Updated information about the Gladiator Fire can be found at firefighters from different communities have joined in the fight, including some from Camp Verde sent last week with all-terrain equipment to reach some of the more difficult areas of the blaze.

In Yavapai County, no open flames are allowed. That doesn’t include things like a backyard barbecue, but the county prefers those grills to be covered to prevent flame from accidentally spreading, said Denny Foulk, emergency management coordinator for Yavapai County.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 23, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.