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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lake Havasu Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/19/14
Contacts: Michael Trent , 928-505-1200 or cell 928-363-0200  

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Announced for the Bureau of Land Management in Western Arizona for the Lake Havasu Field Office


Lake Havasu City, AZ - To protect the public, natural resources, and reduce the risks of wildfires, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office has announced “Stage 2” fire restrictions on public lands in western Arizona administered by the Lake Havasu Field Office.

Effective Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:00 a.m., fire and smoking restrictions will be enforced on all public lands within the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office jurisdictions. These restrictions are similar to those being implemented in other areas in Arizona.

The BLM is asking the public to use extreme caution when visiting public lands this summer. Currently there are no plans to close any areas to public use. The public is reminded thatthefollowing acts are prohibited until further notice:

  1. Building maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or on a watercraft or vessel while afloat.
  3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, exploding targets or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations.
  4. Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails.
  5. The following acts are prohibited. Mechanical and Industrial Prohibitions
    • Welding, metal grinding activities or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
    • Using an explosive and/or explosive device.

“Extreme fire conditions are present throughout the State and the public’s help is needed to prevent all unwanted wildfires,” stated Fire Management Officer Mike Trent. “The restrictions will continue until conditions warrant the lifting of the restrictions.”

Fireworks and incendiary devices are prohibited on Arizona BLM 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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Lake Havasu Field Office   2610 Sweetwater Ave.      Lake Havasu, AZ 86406  

Last updated: 06-19-2014