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Central California District
Release Date: 06/18/09
Contacts: Jeff Tunnell , 707-468-4000  
  David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-09-73

BLM Ukiah Field Office Announces Seasonal Fire Restrictions

Fire season restrictions on campfires and off-road driving go into effect Monday, June 29, for public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Yolo, Colusa, Glenn and Solano counties.

The restrictions are designed to lessen the danger of human-caused fires and will remain in effect until cooler weather reduces fire risk, said Rich Burns, manager of the BLM Ukiah Field Office.

The restrictions:

  •  Prohibit campfires or other open fires, including barbecues and portable stoves, 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. 
  • Allow use of internal combustion engines only on roads and designated trails.  Motor vehicles must remain on established roads and trails.
  • Prohibit target shooting with steel jacket, steel core, armor piercing, tracer, incendiary or exploding ammunition.
  • Limit smoking to enclosed vehicles or buildings or developed recreation sites. 
  • Prohibit use or possession of fireworks, including those approved by the state fire marshal, 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.


Central California District   5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 9576  

Last updated: 06-29-2009