BLM prescribed burning planned near Parker
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Fire personnel from the Bureau of Land Management's Colorado River District will conduct prescribed burning near Parker, Arizona, between November and March, as weather and fuel conditions allow. The burn area is located seven miles northeast of Parker and one-half mile west of Parker Dam Road near Crossroads, on the California side of the Colorado River.
The removal and prescribed burning of vegetation piles helps reduce the threat and spread of wildfires and improves access to the river. Burning may occur multiple times during this period to eliminate piles of vegetation accumulated during maintenance of BLM recreation sites and creation of fire breaks.
To ensure the safety of residents and visitors, BLM fire management personnel will ignite the piles when weather conditions are conducive to burning. Impacts from smoke will be monitored and are expected to be minimal. Access to the burn area may be temporarily restricted during the operation to provide for public safety.
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.