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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 02/10/14
Contacts: David Christy (916) 941-3146    
News Release No. CC-14-25

BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions for Some Lands Managed by Mother Lode Field Office


Effective today, the Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Mother Lode Field Office. This includes BLM-managed lands in El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties.

The fire restrictions were implemented January 9 in response to extremely dry weather.

BLM Fire Management Officer Jerry Martinez said the restrictions have been lifted due to the recent storms that dropped several inches of rain in the foothills.

Even with the rain, people still need to be careful with fire, he said.

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 Mother Lode Field Office at (916) 941-3101.




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Last updated: 02-10-2014