Coconino County’s fire ban remains in effect due to dry conditions throughout the county. The open fire ban has been in place since earlier this spring due to dry conditions and lack of monsoon rains. Even though the ban is in place, the county says it doesn’t apply to open fire maintained indoors. As temperatures drop overnight, residents can keep their home warm and safe through controlled open fires in fireplaces or wood stoves. People needing utility assistance for electric, gas, wood, water and propane, 100 gallons or more. are asked to call Coconino County Health and Human Services, Community Services at 928-679-7453. Income eligibility requirements apply. Rental assistance is also available. For more information log onto coconino.az.gov/149/Social-Services.