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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kingman Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/19/13
Contacts: Gary Cook, (928) 718-3745 or    
  Kingman BLM, (928) 718-3700    

Fire Restrictions Announced for BLM Kingman Public Lands


Kingman, Ariz - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District has announced fire restrictions on public lands south and east of the Colorado River in Mohave, La Paz and Yavapai Counties, Arizona. 

Effective Friday, June 21, 2013, fire and smoking restrictions will be enforced on all public lands within the BLM Kingman Field Office boundaries. These restrictions are similar to those already implemented in other areas of the district and state.  

The BLM is asking the public to use extreme caution when visiting public lands this summer. There are no plans to close any areas to public use.

BLM fire restrictions prohibit the following acts:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove.       
  • Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited;
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or 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;
  • Using tracer ammunition, explosives, or any incendiary devices (including explosive targets); fireworks are always prohibited on public lands.
  • Mechanical and industrial prohibitions
    • Operating any internal combustion engine off established roads;
    • Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame;
    • Using any explosive devices.
 The restrictions are necessary due to increasing fire danger because of hot and dry weather conditions. The restrictions will continue until conditions warrant rescinding them. Violation of these restrictions is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment of not more than 12 months.

Current fire restriction information can also be foundonline at http://firerestrictions.us/az/ or call toll free 1-877-864-6985. To report a wildfire or illegal fire use, please call the Kingman Field Office at (928) 718-3700 or the Prescott Dispatch Center toll free at (855) 302-7786.



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: 06-19-2013