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Release Date: 07/27/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

Kremmling and White River BLM offices lower fire restrictions (07-27-12)

CRAIG, Colo. – Fire restrictions on Bureau of Land Management lands in the Kremmling and White River field offices are being lowered to Stage 1 beginning today because recent rains and higher humidity have lowered the fire danger.

Moisture has been less consistent across lands managed by the BLM’s Little Snake Field Office, which at this time will remain in Stage 2 fire restrictions.

By moving to Stage 1, BLM is now permitting campfires in designated metal fire grates in developed areas within the Kremmling and White River field offices. Fires outside of these designated fire grates, including stone fire rings, fire pans, and charcoal grills are still prohibited. Propane and backpacking stoves are permitted under both Stage 1 and Stage 2 fire restrictions.

The use of fireworks, flares or other incendiary devices is always prohibited on federal lands. 

“While the fire danger is becoming less severe in some areas, it is still present and people need to continue to abide by the restrictions and be very careful with fire where it is permitted,” said Colt Mortenson, Fire Management Officer for the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 07-27-2012