Fire

Fire District Information

housefireThe Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District comprises 144 square miles encompassing Dolan Springs Arizona. The district runs up Pierce Ferry Rd from U.S. Route 93 to 23rd street. We have consolidated with Grapevine Mesa Fire District and now cover that district as well.

While we will respond to other outlying areas, they are not in our fire district and as such are not covered by property taxes. Fire responses outside of our fire district will be billed at rates established with Arizona State Land.   We have mutual aid agreements with all other agencies in the area and also with Arizona State Land and the National Park Service.

Brush Season Preparedness

brushfire

Please be aware that as brush season approaches, individual land owners are responsible for maintaining their property. A minimum of 30 feet fire break surrounding structures is recommended. This includes brush, vehicles, trash, or any other combustible materials. In the event of a wild fire, those properties that have structures protected by a fire break will be given priority protection in the event of limited man power. We work closely with Arizona State Land and other fire districts during these events to provide the best fire protection possible. As always, protecting life is priority number one, with property being second. Also, as a side note, when we have these incidents and the mountain ranges surrounding our community are on fire, PLEASE only call 9-1-1 in the event that NEW fires are being witnessed, or if you have information regarding life or property that is immediately threatened. Receiving countless 9-1-1 calls because the mountain is on fire is not helpful, and in fact hinders our ability to maintain important communications including non-fire related emergencies.

We thank you for your cooperation!

Burning Permits

The Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District is authorized by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to regulate open burning within the fire district. The following guidelines pertain to open burning.

  1. Location must have street address posted.
  2. There must be constant supervision while burning.
  3. Wind speed must be less than 10 mph.
  4. Water under pressure will be readily available.
  5. Burning is only from sun up to sun down.
  6. Burn site/container must be no less than 50 feet from any structure, or if using approved container, than no less than 15 feet from any structure.
  7. Burn piles can be no larger than 3′x4′x4′.
  8. Burning of the following is prohibited: all plastics, petroleum products, hazardous materials, tar paper, poison oak, asbestos, poison ivy, poison sumac, oleanders, aerosol cans, flammable liquids, explosives or ammunition, polyester, thermal insulation, tires, wire insulation, batteries, or asphalt shingles.
  9. Permits are only valid for the calendar month issued and must be renewed monthly.
  10. The fire department is to be notified by phone prior to burning and again when burning is complete.
  11. The Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District will not assume responsibility for property damage, personal injury, or inconvenience incurred directly or indirectly as a result of an issuance and/or execution of a burn permit.

Please note this is for information only, any residents wishing to “open burn” must be in possession of a valid burn permit. Please come by the station for full details and to request a permit. There is no fee for burn permits.