The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority has some tips for when you’re preparing Christmas dinner.
Stay in the kitchen and check the food you’re cooking regularly to ensure everything is safe. If a grease fire occurs, carefully slide a lid over the pan and turn the burner off. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and leave the door closed. When in doubt, always call 911 to make sure the fire is completely out and hasn’t spread into nearby cabinetry or walls. Keep knives and appliance cords out of the reach of children. Make sure anything that can catch fire such as paper, oven mitts, food packaging, towels and curtains are away from the stovetop. Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle and keep matches and lighters out of their reach. Turn off Christmas lights when you go to bed or leave your home.
You won’t be able to do any city, town or county business or catch the bus this Christmas.
All city, town and Yavapai County offices will be closed tomorrow for the Christmas holiday. Offices reopen at 8 Wednesday morning. Yavapai Regional Transit, which provides service to Chino Valley, Prescott and Prescott Valley won’t be running buses tomorrow. Service resumes Wednesday. As for road projects in Prescott, no work will be performed today and tomorrow. In addition, Cottonwood Area Transit won’t be operating regular service on Christmas day. The CAT office on Happy Jack Way will open at its usual time of 8 Wednesday morning. The City of Cottonwood’s Public Works Department has completed construction activities at the intersection of 17th Street at Aspen Street. Both roadways are reopened to all traffic in time for holiday travel.