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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona Strip District
 
Release Date: 07/31/13
Contacts: Rachel Tueller - Arizona Bureau of Land Management , (435) 688-3303  
  Jeramie Ybright - Bureau of Indian Affairs , (435) 674-9720  
  Nick Howell - Utah Bureau of Land Management , (435) 865-3026  
  David Eaker - National Park Service , (435) 772-7811  
  Kevin Greenhalgh - Dixie National Forest , (435) 865-3700  
  Mike Melton - UT Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands , (435) 586-4408  

Fire Restrictions to be lifted in Color Country


Due to recent rainfall associated with the monsoon weather pattern and the subsequent reduction in the risk of wildfire, all fire restrictions in the Color Country area currently in effect in Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona will be lifted as of 12:01 am on Thursday, August 1, 2013.  This includes all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District in Arizona, Bureau of Land Management Color Country District in Utah, USDA Forest Service Dixie National Forest (Pine Valley, Cedar City, Powell, and Escalante Ranger Districts), National Park Service Jurisdictions including Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the National Park Service administered lands in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Bureau of Indian Affairs Southern Paiute Agency, and unincorporated state and private lands in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties.  Visitors are now allowed to build campfires and use charcoal grills.

While fire restrictions have been lifted in these areas, wildfire is always a risk.  Caution should be exercised in using fire especially following periods of higher temperatures and/or winds as these conditions dry fuels rapidly.  Visitors are encouraged to use appropriate methods to contain fires, build them in areas free of vegetation, and to be certain that fires are completely extinguished after use.

Please check with the approriate agency for additional details.

For more information on fires in Utah visit www.utahfireinfo.gov.  
For more information on fires across the country, visit 
www.inciweb.org.



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: 07-31-2013