Fire Restrictions and Closures

Fireworks Prohibited Year-round on Public Lands

National Wildland Situation Fire Report  |   Southwest Area Wildland Fire Situation Report 

Know Before You Go!  wildfireCheck on current restrictions before heading to your favorite BLM location.
For 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.

Hot summer temperatures and strong gusty winds cause very dry conditions in which a fire will grow quickly, spreading rapidly.  Fire restrictions are implemented to lessen the chance of human-caused wildfires.  Please be EXTRA careful with fire or any outdoor activity that may cause a spark. One less spark is one less wildfire. 

USE CAUTION year-round. Fireworks, exploding targets, tracer rounds and other incendiary ammunition are not allowed on BLM managed 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, August 1, 2014, fire and smoking restrictions are lifted on BLM administered lands within the Kingman Field Office in Arizona. No restrictions or closures.

Lake Havasu Field Office

Effective Friday, August 1, 2014, fire and smoking restrictions have been reduced from Stage 2 to Stage 1 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.  The following acts are phohibited until further notice:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove. Campfires and charcoal are permitted in developed recreation sites or improved sites where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, within a developed or improved recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  3. Welding or the use of any torch or metal cutting or grinding implement.

Yuma Field Office

Effective Friday, August 1, 2014, fire and smoking restrictions have been reduced from Stage 2 to Stage 1 on BLM administered lands within the Yuma Field Office. The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove. Campfires and charcoal are permitted in developed recreation sites or improved sites where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, within a developed or improved recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  3. Welding or the use of any torch or metal cutting or grinding implement

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.


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) 718-3700NoOrder 
Orden
Lake Havasu(928) 505-1200Yes

Order 
Orden

Yuma(928) 317-3200Yes

Order 
Orden

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