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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 06/22/10
Contacts: Michael Chiodini , 831-630-5029  
  David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-80

BLM Announces Fire Restrictions for Lands Managed by Hollister Field Office


The Bureau of Land Management has placed precautionary fire restrictions in public lands managed by the Hollister Field Office. No vehicles, campfires or open flames are allowed on BLM lands in the Panoche, Griswold, Tumey and Ciervo hills effective June 21.

BLM Fire Management Officer Mario Marquez says the restrictions are needed due to dry fuels and fire danger throughout Central California. “A wildfire under these conditions could pose a serious threat to public land visitors and resources, and adjacent private lands and communities,” said Marquez.

According to BLM Fire Education Specialist Michael Chiodini, all campfires and barbeques, even within camp sites, are prohibited.  Portable stoves with gas, jellied petroleum or pressured liquid fuel are authorized with a valid California campfire permit, but the public is asked to be extremely careful with their use and carry a shovel and water at all times.

The BLM advises homeowners to “Take Responsibility” and keep 100 feet of clean, open space around their homes to provide defensible space and improve the chance that their homes and families can be saved in an uncontrolled wildfire.

For further information on the fire restrictions, contact the Bureau of Land Management Hollister Field Office at (831) 630-5029.




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Last updated: 06-22-2010