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Fire Restrictions and Closures

Fireworks Prohibited Year-round on Public Lands

National Wildland Fire Report  |   Southwest Area Wildland Fire Report

wildfireFor the most up-to-date fire restriction information, please call (602) 417-9373, or toll-free 1-877-864-6985. During business hours you may call (602) 417-9300, or visit the Fire Restrictions page at  http://firerestrictions.us/az  for information regarding all lands in Arizona, including BLM public lands.

Warm summer temperatures and winds can spread a fire.  Fire restrictions are  implemented in parts of Arizona to lessen the chance of human-caused wildfires.  Please be EXTRA careful with fire and check on current restrictions before heading to your favorite BLM spot. 

USE CAUTION with fire year-round. Remember Fireworks are not allowed on BLM Public Lands at any time!!

Arizona Strip District

Effective Monday, July 282014, at 12:01 a.m. MST fire and smoking restrictions are lifted on all lands managed by the BLM Arizona Strip District, including the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the remainder of BLM-managed lands on the Arizona Strip.

For more information regarding all fire activity within the Color Country Fire Management area including northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah go to http://www.utahfireinfo.gov or call the Fire Information Hotline at 435-865-4696. 

Phoenix District Office (Hassayampa and Lower Sonoran Field Offices)

Effective Friday, May 23, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. additional fire and smoking restrictions are implemented on BLM administered land in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai counties:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than an agency provided ring or grill within developed campsite or picnic area listed in the order.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least 10 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Discharging a firearm, air rifle, exploding targets or gas gun except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal or tribal laws and regulations.

Kingman Field Office

Effective Friday, June 20, 2014, at 6:00 a.m. Stage 2 fire and smoking restrictions are implemented on BLM administered lands within the Kingman Field Office.

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites. 
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or at a BLM Campground designated smoking area.
  • Discharging a firearm, air rifle, exploding targets or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails.
  • The following acts are prohibited.  Mechanical and Industrial Prohibitions
    • Welding, metal grinding activities or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
    • Using an explosive and/or explosive device.

Lake Havasu Field Office

Effective Friday, June 20, 2014, at 6:00 a.m. Stage 2 fire and smoking restrictions are implemented on BLM administered lands within the Lake Havasu Field Office in La Paz and Mohave counties in Arizona, and San Bernardino and Riverside counties in California.

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or on a watercraft or vessel while afloat.
  • Discharging a firearm, air rifle, exploding targets or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state and federal alws and regulations.
  • Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails.
  • The following acts are prohibited.  Mechanical and Industrial Prohibitions
    • Welding, metal grinding activities or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
    • Using an explosive and/or explosive device.

Yuma Field Office

Effective at 12:00 p.m. MST Friday, June 27, 2014, Stage 2 fire and smoking restrictions are implemented on BLM administered lands within the Yuma Field Office in Yuma and La Paz counties in Arizona, and Imperial and Riverside counties in California.

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or open flame in a campfire or stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites with the exception of agency provided sites at Squaw Lake and Senator Wash/South Shore campgrounds within the Imperial Recreation Area.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  • Operating motorized vehicles off roads and trails; parking within 10 feet of vegetation.
  • Welding, metal grinding or cutting, or operating acetylene or other torch wiht open flame or sparks.
  • Using an explosive and/or explosive device.

Safford / Tucson Field Offices

Effective Friday, July 11, 2014, fire and smoking restrictions are lifted on BLM administered lands within the Gila District in Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal, Gila, Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona.  No restrictions or closures.

Fireworks, tracer ammunition and exploding targets are always prohibited year-round on federal lands.


Fire Orders

Field OfficePhone NumberRestrictionsView Order
Arizona Strip(435) 688-3200No

Order 
Orden

Hassayampa

(623) 580-5500Yes

Order 
Orden

Lower Sonoran

(623) 580-5500Yes

Order 
Orden

Kingman Field Office(928) 718-3700YesOrder 
Orden
Lake Havasu(928) 505-1200Yes

Order 
Orden

Yuma(928) 317-3200Yes

Order 
Orden

Safford(928) 348-4400NoOrder 
Orden
Tucson(520) 258-7200NoOrder 
Orden