For Release: June 11, 2007
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
BLM Ukiah Field Office Announces Seasonal Fire Restrictions
Fire season restrictions on campfires and off-road driving went into effect Monday, June 11, for public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Yolo, Colusa, Glenn and Solano counties.
The restrictions were put in place to lessen the danger of human-caused fires and will remain in effect until fire dangers are reduced said Rich Burns, manager of the BLM Ukiah Field Office.
Under the restrictions:
- Campfires or other open fires, including barbecues and portable stoves, are prohibited except within fire rings or stoves in designated recreation sites or campgrounds. Portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used with a valid California campfire permit.
- Target shooters may not use steel jacket, steel core, armor piercing, tracer, incendiary or exploding ammunition.
- Internal combustion engines may be used only on roads and designated trails. Motor vehicles must remain on established roads and trails.
- Smoking is prohibited, except within enclosed vehicles or buildings or in developed recreation sites.
- Possession and use of fireworks, including those approved by the State Fire Marshal, are prohibited on all BLM-managed public lands.
Violation of the restrictions is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 12 months imprisonment or both.
For more information contact the BLM Ukiah Field Office (707) 468-4000.
Ukiah Field Office 2550 North State Street Ukiah, CA 95482