16th Annual Sedona Firewise Cleanup Helps Residents Remove Yard Waste

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The Sedona Fire District (SFD) and the U.S. Forest Service are joining together to offer Sedona area residents an opportunity to dispose of their yard waste and combustible vegetation. SFD Fire Station #4, located at 391 Forest Road in Uptown Sedona, will be accepting yard waste Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18th, 19th and 20st, 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is open to all Sedona Fire District residents.

Fire Marshal Jon Davis reminds everyone that fire restrictions are just around the
corner. Now is the time to clear your property of weeds, leaves, and dead brush in
preparation for fire season.

Protecting your home from a wildfire starts with you. Creating a defensible space
within 30 feet of your home can greatly reduce the risk damage from a wildfire.
Don’t have 30 feet? Then start with the first 10 feet around your home. Tall, dry
grasses provide a path for fire that can lead directly to your house. By removing
tall dry grasses, excess vegetation, dead leaves, and branches from the perimeter of
your house and removing leaves and pine needles from your roof and gutters, you
will be doing your part to decrease the wildfire potential of your property. Pruning
tree limbs up 6’-10’ from the ground also reduces ladder fuels which can help slow
the spread of wildfire.

Yard debris, including brush, tree and shrub trimmings (limbs, trunks), as well as
bagged leaves and pine needles (no cactus trimmings, please) may be dropped off
during this event. All noxious weeds, leaves, grasses, and pine needles must be
bagged. Appliances, hazardous materials, garbage, mattresses, and other
household waste will not be accepted.

The City of Sedona will also have a clean-up event from May 21st through the 26th
of 2018 from 7 am to 4 pm at the City Maintenance Yard located at 2070
Contractors Road.

For more information on this event, please visit the city’s
website at; http://sedonaaz.gov
Visit www.sedonafire.org or www.firewise.org to learn how to make your property
safe from wildfire or call the Sedona Fire District at 928-204-8926 for more
information or to schedule a free wildfire home assessment.

Submitted by Sedona Fire District

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