Know Before You Go! Check on current restrictions before heading to a BLM location.
For the most up-to-date fire restriction information, call toll-free 1-877-864-6985. During business hours you may call (602) 417-9300, or visit the Fire Restrictions page at http://firerestrictions.us/az for information regarding all lands in Arizona, including BLM public lands.
Hot summer temperatures and strong gusty winds cause very dry conditions in which a fire will grow quickly, spreading rapidly. Fire restrictions are implemented to lessen the chance of human-caused wildfires.
Be EXTRA careful with fire or any outdoor activity that may cause a spark. One less spark is one less wildfire.
For Arizona wildfire information and fire prevention tips visit: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/
USE CAUTION year-round. Fireworks, exploding targets, tracer rounds and other incendiary ammunition or devices are not allowed on BLM managed public lands at any time!
Arizona Strip District
[BLM Arizona Strip District, includes the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the of BLM-managed lands in northern Mohave and Coconino counties.]
For more information regarding all fire activity within the Color Country Fire Management area including northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah go to http://www.utahfireinfo.gov or call the Fire Information Hotline at (435) 865-4696.
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the following counties: Mohave and Coconino, Arizona. This restriction includes the Arizona Strip District encompassing Arizona Strip Field Office, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
These restrictions will become effective at 12:01 a.m., MDT, 24 June, 2016. They will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than an agency provided ring or grill within developed campsite or picnic area listed in the order.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. Using tracer ammunition, explosives, or any incendiary devices (including explosive targets): fireworks are always prohibited on public lands.
4. Mechanical and Industrial Prohibitions
· Operating any internal combustion engine without an approved spark arrestor.
· Cutting or welding metal, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
· Using an explosive.
Violation of this order is prohibited by the provisions of the regulations cited. Under 43 CFR 9212.4, any violation is subject to punishment by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both.
Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Arizona Strip District Office at (435) 688-3200
Phoenix District Office (Hassayampa and Lower Sonoran Field Offices)
[BLM-administered lands in portions of Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai counties.]
No seasonal restrictions in effect at this time. Restriction on the use/discharge of fireworks, exploding targets and incendiary ammunition remains in effect year-round.
Colorado River District (Kingman, Lake Havasu and Yuma Field Offices)
[BLM -administered lands in portions of Yuma, La Paz and Mohave counties]
Effective Thursday, June 23, 2016, fire and smoking restrictions will be enforced on all public lands within the BLM Kingman, Lake Havasu, and Yuma Field Office jurisdictions.
The BLM is asking the public to use extreme caution when visiting public lands this summer. Currently there are no plans to close any areas to public use. The public is reminded that the following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove. Campfires and charcoal are permitted in developed recreation sites or improved sites where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, within a developed or improved recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. Welding or the use of any torch or metal cutting or grinding implement.
Violation of these Fire Restrictions is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both (43 CFR 9212.4).
Fire restrictions for public lands may vary in other counties or jurisdictions in Arizona depending on the level of fire danger and may be accessed at: www.firerestrictions.us/az/.
Gila District (Safford and Tucson Field Offices)
No fire or smoking restrictions on BLM-administered lands within the Gila District in Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal, Gila, Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona.