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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Colorado River District
 
Release Date: 07/31/14
Contacts: Lori Cook , 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560  

Scaled Down Fire Restrictions in Effect on BLM Lands in Lake Havasu and Yuma


On Friday, August 1, 2014, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands administered by the Lake Havasu and Yuma Field Offices will go from Stage 2 to Stage 1 fire restrictions.

“Fire weather conditions have improved to lift Stage 2 restrictions in our area because of higher relative humidity and even some scattered rain; however, conditions have not improved enough to cancel fire restrictions completely," stated Assistant Fire Management Officer James Stewart.

The public is reminded that 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 gridding implement.

“The restrictions will continue until conditions warrant the lifting of the restrictions,” said Stewart. “We continue to ask the public to use extreme caution while visiting public lands.”

Fireworks and incendiary devices are prohibited on Arizona public lands year-round.

Violations of these restrictions are punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment of not more than 12 months.

For fire restriction information in Arizona and New Mexico:
Call Toll Free:  1-877-864-6985
Visit the website:  http://www.firerestrictions.us/



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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Colorado River District   2610 Sweetwater Avenue      Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406  

Last updated: 08-06-2014