BLM lifts Colorado River District Fire Restrictions

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Effective Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will lift all fire restrictions on public lands administered by the Colorado River District, which includes Lake Havasu, Kingman, and Yuma Field Offices. Due to widespread precipitation causing a rise in fuel moisture, it has been determined that the likelihood of wildfire has lessened to the degree that the restrictions can be rescinded.

Before going hiking or camping, ensure you are aware of fire regulations, restrictions, or area closures.

  • Metal fire rings or grills should be used where present. Wood placed on a fire should never exceed the size of the grill or fire ring.
  • If building a fire on the ground (in areas where permitted), a location should be selected which is away from adjoining or overhanging flammable material, and the ground beneath and around the fire should be cleared of all flammable materials. On windy days fires should be avoided if possible.
  • If you have a campfire, make sure it is fully extinguished before leaving the area. Fires should be doused with water and dirt and stirred with a shovel until completely cold to the touch. If you are using a portable stove, make sure the area is clear of grasses and other fine fuels. Prevent stoves from tipping and starting a fire.
  • Cigarettes should never be thrown out the window of a vehicle. Instead, ashtrays should be used to prevent wildfires.
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles—pack out cigarette butts and burned materials from your camping area.
  • Never park a vehicle over dead grass; the catalytic converter can ignite the vegetation.
  • Use caution while discharging a firearm, operating an internal combustion engine, welding, or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame, or using explosives (where permitted).

​​​​​​Fireworks and exploding targets are always prohibited on federally managed lands in Arizona. Fire restrictions may vary by county or jurisdiction depending on the level of fire danger. For information on fire prevention tips and restrictions in your area, contact your local BLM office, or visit https://wildlandfire.az.gov.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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