Effective July 16th, 2021 at 0800 hours, the current fire restrictions in place for Navajo and Apache County, the City of Show Low and the Town of Pinetop Lakeside will  be rescinded.  Please remember that while there will be no fire restrictions in place, be fire wise when it comes to the use of fire.  Remember that a valid burn permit is required for any open debris burning which can be obtained in the Fire Prevention tab above.  Please see the official announcement below for further information.

July 14, 2021

On June 19th, 2021 at approximately 7:25 am, the community of the White Mountains suffered a tragic event.  During the annual Bike the Bluff state championship race, a vehicle crossed several lanes of traffic and struck multiple riders involved in the race.  The incident taxed the emergency response system however through constant training and professionalism, the first responders who were assigned to the incident were able to overcome many obstacles places before them.  The incident resulted in all patients involved being transported either by ground ambulance or helicopter to medical facilities for treatment of their injuries.

In an open letter to the White Mountain Community and the public safety partners who protect and provide service to our community, Fire Chief Bryan Savage wishes to extend his heartfelt gratitude to all those involved.  To see the letter of gratitude, please click here.

The communities of the White Mountains are now under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.  Please refer to the Fire Restrictions Tab for more information about what is permitted and prohibited under these current restrictions.  You may also visit https://311info.net/ for more information.

April 12, 2021

  • Wildland Season has arrived in Arizona. There are currently several active fires around the state that are burning, some being Prescribed burns. Please exercise caution when using any type of open flame no matter what the activity may be. Also remember to extinguish any camp fire when you are done camping. If it is not cold enough to touch then the fire should not be considered out. If you have any questions concerning open outdoor burning or current fire restrictions that may be in place, call 928-537-5100.

Chief Savage Press Release

The Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District (TMFMD) is a special taxing district formed in 2014 as a result of the successful collaboration and the merger of the Lakeside,Show Low and Linden Fire Districts. TMFMD is dedicated to proactive risk reduction efforts…Read more