News Release

For Release: August 15, 2008
Contact: John Scull/David Christy (916)-985-4474               

Colfax Area Closed

The Folsom Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management today closed an area off Carpenter Road near Interstate 80 near Colfax, commonly used as an informal shooting area, to protect maintenance crews working on railroad tracks located directly above the area, and to protect public lands from wildfire.  The area will be closed to public access until further notice. 

According to BLM Assistant Field Manager Jim Eicher, a 20-acre fire at the Colfax site was started by target shooting.  Two weeks ago, a 33,000-acre wildfire was begun in Mariposa County by a target shooter.

Any person who violates this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000 or imprisoned for no more than 12 months or both. 

For additional information contact BLM’s Folsom Field Office at 916-985-4474.

Folsom Field Office – 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA   95630