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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kingman Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/12/12
Contacts: Wade Reaves (928) 718-3700    

PRESCRIBED BURNING PLANNED NEAR PINE LAKE


Kingman - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, in cooperation with Pine Lake and Pinion Pine Fire Departments, will burn brush piles near the communities of Pine Lake and Atherton Acres in the coming weeks.  Burning may begin as early as Thursday, December 13, and will continue until all of the piles have been burned.  The piles were created during construction and maintenance of fuel breaks completed by BLM around these communities and near the Hualapai Mountain communication sites.  Excess hazardous brush that homeowners have removed from their properties may also be burned.  This project is being implemented to reduce the threat of wildfire in and around the Pine Lake and Atherton communities.

BLM fire management personnel will ignite the piles when weather and vegetation conditions allow for safe burning to minimize any potential threat to area residents. The brush piles will be ignited during or following periods of precipitation to minimize any risk to the community. The piles are expected to burn down quickly.  Smoke should disperse out of the area in a short period of time. Residents should expect some light smoke in the area during the burn operation. Ignition will stop if smoke begins to impact residential areas.

Jeep trails accessing the burn areas may be closed and monitored by fire personnel during the burn operation to provide for public safety. The burn will not affect local traffic. The burn is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

For more information on this project, contact Wade Reaves, at the BLM Kingman Field Office (928) 718-3700.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 12-12-2012