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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District Office
 
Release Date: 08/01/13
Contacts: Stephen Razo 951-697-5217    
  David Briery 951-697-5220    

High Desert Fire Danger Continues


Because of the current high fire danger conditions, the Bureau of Land Management is reminding all residents that fire danger remains above average across the High Desert and the chance of large or damaging fires exists. Recent dry winds, prolonged drought and high temperatures have increased the danger of wildfire.

California lends itself to severe wildfire conditions year round with its unique climate and topography. With your help the High Desert will have "One Less Spark - One Less Wildfire."

Listed below are some safety tips:

  • Never dump ashes from fireplace or wood stoves onto vegetation or in trash cans.
  • Do all yard maintenance that requires a gas or electrical motor before 10 a.m. when it's cool. Rocks hidden in grass or weeds can spark a wildfire.
  • Use spark arresters in wildland areas on all portable gasoline-powered equipment.  Hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start a fire that you won’t even see before it is too late!
  • Don't pull your vehicle off into the dry grass or brush. Your exhaust will start a fire.
  • Don't let chains drag from vehicles. Dragging chains will throw sparks.
  • If you plan on going target shooting choose an area for your backstop that is free of rocks to avoid sparks.
  • Always remember to fully extinguish your campfires. Drowned and stirred-every time!
  • For a list of current fire restrictions for the California Desert District please visit http://blm.gov/h6kd 

REMEMBER: ONE LESS SPARK – ONE LESS WILDFIRE




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

Last updated: 08-01-2013