Vale Bureau of Land Management rescinding fire restrictions across Vale District
VALE, Ore. – Effective Oct. 7, 2022, the Vale District Bureau of Land Management will be lifting fire restrictions on all BLM protected lands, including Bureau of Reclamation lands.
Fireworks, exploding targets, and incendiary and tracer ammunition are still prohibited on all BLM public lands in Oregon and Washington.
As the daytime hours become shorter, so does the burn period, and as temperatures are starting to trend cooler, the risk has reduced enough to lift restrictions.
While the risk has diminished enough to lift fire restrictions, it is important public land users remain vigilant and do their part to prevent wildfires. Eastern Oregon has yet to receive any significant rainfall, resulting in dry fuels that remain susceptible to sparks and embers, as evidenced by the West Campbell Fire near Baker City yesterday.
“Hunting season is in full swing, and as we move into this fall weekend, we ask that everyone enjoying the outdoors avoid dry vegetation, ensure camping and off-road vehicle trailer chains are not dragging, and ensure campfires are DEAD OUT, before leaving the area,” said Vale District Fire Management Officer Tracy Skerjanec.
All wildfire starts on public or private land should be reported immediately by calling 911.
For more information about Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington seasonal fire restrictions and fire closures, visit https://www.blm.gov/orwafire.
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.