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California Desert District
Release Date: 12/05/12
Contacts: David Briery , 951-697-5220  
  Stephen Razo , 951-697-5217  
News Release No. CA-CDD-13-21

BLM Lifts Fire-Prevention Closures in San Diego County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is lifting the fire-prevention closures of Sycamore Canyon and Marron Valley in San Diego County effective today, Dec. 5.  Approximately 4,568 acres of public land in these areas had been closed to the public since late July.

The public is reminded that while these closures have been lifted, citizens should maintain their fire-safe vigilance as fires can occur in any season.  The use or possession of fireworks, including “safe and sane” is always prohibited on all public lands of BLM’s California Desert District.  The possession or discharge of a firearm using incendiary, tracer, steel core, or armor-piercing ammunition is also always prohibited.  No person on public lands as well is permitted to burn, ignite, or cause to burn any tire, petroleum product, wires, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive materials.

In addition, visitors are reminded that all off-road vehicles must be equipped with properly installed spark arresters that meet federal and state regulations.

For further information, please call BLM’s Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office at (760) 833-7100.


California Desert District   22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos      Moreno Valley, CA 92553  

Last updated: 12-06-2012