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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 02/02/12
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-12-33

Be Careful with Fire Year Round


The Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office are asking visitors to be careful with fire year round.

Due to the extremely dry winter and the above-normal temperatures across the Eastern Sierras, fire management officials are urging recreationalists to be extremely careful with campfires.

Abandoned campfires can and do start wildfires, so observe the following precautions: 
• Drown (with water) and stir your campfire before leaving.
• Never leave your campfire unattended.
• Get a campfire permit.
• Don’t have a campfire on windy days.

"Dry weather, gusty winds and low humidity levels are all that is needed for a spark to ignite dry grass.  Although it’s winter, I am urging visitors to be vigilant while enjoying our public lands," said Tim Dunfee, BLM deputy fire chief. 

For further information contact Debra Hein, interagency fire mitigation specialist, at (760) 872-5057.




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Last updated: 02-03-2012