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Northern California District
Release Date: 01/21/14
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-17

BLM Ukiah Field Office Announces Fire Restrictions

Restrictions on campfires and off-road driving go into effect Friday, Jan. 24, for public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Yolo, Colusa, Glenn and Solano counties.

The restrictions, ordered because of unseasonably dry conditions, are designed to lessen the danger of human-caused fires. They will remain in effect weather conditions lead to reduced wildfire risk, said Rich Burns, manager of the BLM Ukiah Field Office.

The fire use restrictions:

  • Prohibit campfires or other open fires, including barbecues and portable stoves, except within fire rings or stoves in designated recreation sites or campgrounds. Portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used with a valid California campfire permit.
  • Restrict use of internal combustion engines to roads and designated trails. Motor vehicles must remain on established roads and trails.
  • Prohibit shooting with steel jacket, steel core, armor piercing, tracer, incendiary or exploding ammunition. Exploding targets are prohibited.
  • Limit smoking to enclosed vehicles or buildings or developed recreation sites.
  • Prohibit use or possession of fireworks, including "safe and sane" devices approved by the state fire marshal, on all BLM-managed public lands.

Violation of the restrictions is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 12 months imprisonment or both.

For more information contact the BLM Ukiah Field Office (707) 468-4000.


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Last updated: 01-22-2014