BLM Arizona Fire Restrictions

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The BLM, a leader in the nation’s management of wildland fire, carries out a broad range of actions to protect the public, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, and other values and resources. 

Year-Round Restrictions

  • Using exploding targets, fireworks, sky lanterns, tracer ammunition and other incendiary devices is prohibited on BLM-managed public land in Arizona. Fire Prevention Order [PDF]

View the sections below for local contact information, fire restrictions, and closures for the area(s) you are planning to visit.

Arizona Strip District
Colorado River District
Gila District
Phoenix District

Arizona Strip District

Arizona Strip District

Office: 435-688-3200
Dispatch: 435-865-4600 or
Report a Wildfire: 435-865-4611
Dispatch Website: Color Country Interagency Fire Center


FIRE RESTRICTIONS 

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect. See restriction order below.

Year-round Restrictions

Using exploding targets, fireworks, sky lanterns, tracer ammunition and other incendiary devices is prohibited on BLM-managed public land in Arizona. Fire Prevention Order [PDF]

Arizona Strip District Fire Restriction Order

FIRE PREVENTION ORDER# AZ-100-21-02
STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, ARIZONA STRIP DISTRICT

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., MST, 30 June 2021. They will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 2: The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  1. Building maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire. charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  3. Discharging a firearm, including target shooting, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to slate, federal or tribal laws and regulations.
  4. The following mechanical and industrial activities are prohibited.
  • Welding or metal grinding activities.
  • Operating acetylene or other torches with open flame.
  • Using an explosive and/or explosive device.

Fireworks, tracer ammunition, and exploding targets are always prohibited year-round on federal lands.

Stage 2 Exemptions:

  1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  2. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.
  3. Operating generators or internal combustion engine with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the generator/engine.
  4. Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads so long as you park in an area devoid of vegetation within two feet of the roadway.
  5. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force or other authorized personnel in the performance of an official duty.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

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

Dated this 30th day of June 2021, at St. George, Utah.

/s/ Michael J. Herder
District Manager, Arizona Strip District BLM

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Colorado River District

Colorado River District

Dispatch: 928-777-5700 (24 hours)
Dispatch Website: Prescott Interagency Fire Center


FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect. See restriction orders below.

Year-round Restrictions

Using exploding targets, fireworks, sky lanterns, tracer ammunition and other incendiary devices is prohibited on BLM-managed public land in Arizona. Fire Prevention Order [PDF]

Kingman Field Office Stage 2 Fire Restriction Order

FIRE PREVENTION ORDER # AZ-010-21-02
STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT
KINGMAN FIELD OFFICE

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 (BLM) in the following counties in Arizona: Mohave, La Paz and Yavapai. This restriction includes the Colorado River District encompassing the Kingman Field Office.

These restrictions will become effective at 08:00 a.m., MST, 11 JUNE 2021. They will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 2:

The following acts are prohibited on BLM managed lands until further notice:

  1. Building maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  3. Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
  4. Mechanical and industrial prohibitions
  • Operating any internal combustion engine such as chainsaws or similar equipment.
  • Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  • Using an explosive.

Fire Prevention Order Number AZ910-2021-001 (partial description):
Fireworks, airborne luminaries, tracers, explosives, steel core, incendiary ammunition and explosive chemical devices or binary explosives, incendiary bomb, grenade or similar device. Any combustible or explosive composition. Igniting of tires, petroleum products are prohibited year-round and apply to all BLM managed lands within Arizona.

Stage 2 Exemptions:

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

  1. Persons with a written waiver that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. This process can be utilized in cases where public works and public utility maintenance and repairs are necessary.
  2. Industrial operations where specific operations and exemptions are identified, and mitigation measures are implemented as outlined in an agency plan.
  3. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.
  4. Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
  5. Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads as long as the vehicle is parked in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway.
  6. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  7. Any federal, state, local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force or other authorized personnel in the performance of an official duty.
  8. All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated by city ordinance.
  9. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
  10. Discharging of firearms is allowed on BLM agency designated shooting ranges.

Violation of this order is prohibited by the provisions of the regulations cited. "Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at 43 C.F.R. § 9212.1 shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both, in accordance with § 9212.4. In addition, such persons will be liable to the United States for damages through either an administrative process or in United States Federal court."

Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700. Digitally signed in Kingman, Arizona.

/s/ Amanda Dodson
Field Manager

DEVELOPED OR IMPROVED RECREATION SITE LISTED IN THE FIRE PREVENTION ORDER.

  • Burro Creek Campground
  • Wild Cow Springs Campground
  • Windy Point/Packsaddle Campgrounds
Lake Havasu Field Office Stage 2 Fire Restriction Order

FIRE PREVENTION ORDER NUMBER AZ-030-21-02
STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT
LAKE HAVASU FIELD OFFICE

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 (BLM) in the following counties in Arizona: La Paz and Mohave and counties in California: San Bernardino and Riverside. This restriction includes the Colorado River District encompassing Lake Havasu Field Office.

These restrictions will become effective at 8:00 A.M., MST, 11 JUNE 2021 and will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 2:

The following acts are prohibited on BLM managed lands until further notice:

  1. Building maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  3. Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
  4. Mechanical and industrial prohibitions
  • Operating any internal combustion engine such as chainsaws or similar equipment.
  • Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  • Using an explosive.

Fire Prevention Order Number AZ910-2021-001 (partial description):
Fireworks, airborne luminaries, tracers, explosives, steel core, incendiary ammunition and explosive chemical devices or binary explosives, incendiary bomb, grenade or similar device. Any combustible or explosive composition. Igniting of tires, petroleum products are prohibited year-round and apply to all BLM-managed lands within Arizona.

Stage 2 Exemptions:

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

  1. Persons with a written waiver that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. This process can be utilized in cases where public works and public utility maintenance and repairs are necessary.
  2. Industrial operations where specific operations and exemptions are identified, and mitigation measures are implemented as outlined in an agency plan.
  3. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.
  4. Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
  5. Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads so long as the vehicle is parked in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway.
  6. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  7. Any federal, state, local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force or other authorized personnel in the performance of an official duty.
  8. All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated by city ordinance.
  9. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
  10. Discharging of firearms is allowed on BLM agency designated shooting ranges.

Violation of this order is prohibited by the provisions of the regulations cited.
"Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at 43 C.F.R. § 9212.1 shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both, in accordance with § 9212.4. In addition, such persons will be liable to the United States for damages through either an administrative process or in United States Federal court."

Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Lake Havasu Field Office at 928-505-1200.
Digitally signed in Lake Havasu, Arizona.

/s/ Jason West
Field Manager

DEVELOPED OR IMPROVED RECREATION SITE LISTED IN THE FIRE PREVENTION ORDER.

Lake Havasu Shoreline Boat-Access Only Campsites

  • Balance Rock Cove
  • Bass Bay 1
  • Bass Bay 2
  • Bighorn Point 1
  • Bighorn Point 3
  • Bill Williams 1
  • Bill Williams 2
  • Bill Williams 3
  • Bill Williams 4
  • Bill Williams 5
  • BLM Camp 1
  • BLM Camp 2
  • Bluebird
  • Buzzard Cove
  • Cove of Little Foxes
  • Coyote Cove 1
  • Coyote Cove 2
  • Disneyland 1
  • Disneyland 2
  • Disneyland 3
  • Eagle Point
  • Echo Cove 1
  • Echo Cove 2
  • Echo Cove 4
  • Ewe Camp
  • Friendly Island 1
  • Friendly Island 2
  • Friendly Island 3
  • Friendly Island 4
  • Gnat Keys 1
  • Gnat Keys 4
  • Goose Bay 1
  • Goose Bay 2
  • Hi Isle 2
  • Hi Isle 4
  • Hi Isle 5
  • Hi Isle 6
  • Hi Isle 7
  • Hi Isle 8
  • Hi Isle 10
  • Hi Isle 11
  • Hi Isle 14
  • Hi Isle 15
  • Hum Hum 1
  • Hum Hum 2
  • Larned Landing 1
  • Larned Landing 3
  • Larned Landing 4
  • Linda's Camp
  • Mallard Cove 1
  • Mallard Cove 2
  • Mallard Cove 3
  • Mallard Cove 4
  • Mallard Cove 5
  • Mallard Cove 6
  • Pilot Rock 1
  • Pilot Rock 2
  • Pilot Rock 3
  • Rachels Camp
  • Road Runner 1
  • Road Runner 4
  • Rocky Landing 2
  • Rocky Landing 3
  • Rocky Landing 4
  • Sand Isle 1
  • Sand Isle 2
  • Sand Isle 3
  • Satellite Cove 1
  • Satellite Cove 2
  • Satellite Cove 3
  • Solitude Cove
  • Standard Wash 3
  • Standard Wash 4
  • Standard Wash 5
  • Steamboat Cove 1
  • Steamboat Cove 2
  • Steamboat Cove 3
  • Steamboat Cove 4
  • Teal Point 1
  • Teal Point 2
  • Whytes Retreat 1
  • Whytes Retreat 2
  • Widgeon Keys
  • Wren Cove 1
  • Wren Cove 2
  • Wren Cove 3

Parker Strip Sites

  • Bullfrog Day Use Area
  • Crossroads Campground
  • Empire Landing Campground
  • Rockhouse Recreation Site
Yuma Field Office Stage 2 Fire Restriction Order

FIRE PREVENTION ORDER NUMBER AZ-020-21-02
STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT
YUMA FIELD OFFICE

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: Yuma and La Paz Counties in Arizona and Imperial and Riverside Counties in California. This restriction includes the Colorado River District encompassing Yuma Field Office.

These restrictions will become effective at 8 a.m., MST, 11, JUNE, 2021. They will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 2:

The following acts are prohibited until further notice

  1. Building maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  3. Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
  4. Mechanical and Industrial Prohibitions
  • Operating any internal combustion engine such as chainsaws or similar equipment.
  • Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  • Using an explosive.

Fire Prevention Order Number AZ910-2021-001 (partial description):
Fireworks, airborne luminaries, tracer, explosive, steel core, incendiary ammunition and explosive chemical devices or binary explosives, incendiary bomb, grenade or similar device. Any combustible or explosive composition Igniting of tires, petroleum products are prohibited year-round and apply to all BLM-managed lands within Arizona.

Stage 2 Exemptions:

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

  1. Persons with a written waiver that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. This process can be utilized in cases where public works and public utility maintenance and repairs are necessary.
  2. Industrial operations where specific operations and exemptions are identified, and mitigation measures are implemented as outlined in an agency plan.
  3. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.
  4. Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
  5. Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads so long as the vehicle is parked in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway.
  6. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  7. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force or other authorized personnel in the performance of an official duty.
  8. All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated by city ordinance.
  9. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
  10. Discharging of firearms is allowed on agency designated shooting ranges.

Violation of this order is prohibited by the provisions of the regulations cited.

"Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at 43 C.F.R. § 9212.1 shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both, in accordance with § 9212.4. In addition, such persons will be liable to the United States for damages through either an administrative process or in United States Federal court."

Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Yuma Field Office at 928-317-3200.

Digitally signed in Yuma, Arizona.

/s/ Aron C. King
Field Manager

DEVELOPED OR IMPROVED RECREATION SITES INCLUED IN THE FIRE PREVENTION ORDER:

  • Imperial Dam Recreation Area
  • T.K. Jones Campground at Squaw Lake
  • Senator Wash
  • Oxbow Campground
  • Mittry Lake South Boat Launch
  • La Posa Long Term Visitor Area
Fire Closures

Partial Rescission: Fire Closure Order Number. AZ-CRD-2021-01

PUBLIC LAND CLOSURE
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT
KINGMAN FIELD OFFICE

Due to decreased fire conditions and activities in the area, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado River District, Kingman Field Office is partially rescinding Fire Closure Order Number: AZ-CRD-2021-01.

The closure area that will remain in place includes:
(a) BLM Road 7101 (Flag Mine/Ridge Road) from the southern border with Hualapai Mountain Park to the intersection of Antelope Wash Road, accounting for approximately 2 miles of BLM Road 7101.

All other areas affected by the original fire closure order will be open.

This partial rescission of the area closure will be in effect on May 14, 2021 at 0600 for the purpose of protecting the public and shall stay in effect until rescinded. The Colorado River District Fire Management Officer and Kingman Field Manager will make the determination as to when the closure will be rescinded based on public safety. The map of the closure area may be obtained from InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7438/

(1) Persons exempt from the closure and that are allowed in the closed area without written permission include the following:
a. Emergency vehicles, equipment, and personnel.
b. Government employees acting in the performance of their duties.
c. Grazing permittees in the performance of permitted acts.

(2) The closure also applies to special recreation permit holders who are authorized to conduct activities on BLM land.

(3) This closure follows provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701) and 43 CFR 9212.0-6 and 43 CFR 9212.1-4. The penalties of this Fire Prevention Order are provided in 43 CFR 9212.4. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations at 9212.1 of this title shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment of not more than 12 months or both.

/s/ Amanda M. Dodson
Field Manager
Kingman Field Office

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Gila District

Gila District

Office: 520-258-7200
Dispatch: 520-202-2710 (24 hours)
Dispatch Website: Tucson Interagency Fire Center

  • Safford Field Office phone: 928-348-4400
    • Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area
    • Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
  • Tucson Field Office phone: 520-258-7200
    • Ironwood Forest National Monument
    • Las Cienegas National Conservation Area
    • San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

FIRE RESTRICTIONS 

No seasonal fire restrictions or fire area closures are in effect at this time. 

Year-round Restrictions

Using exploding targets, fireworks, sky lanterns, tracer ammunition and other incendiary devices is prohibited on BLM-managed public land in Arizona. Fire Prevention Order [PDF]

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Phoenix District

Phoenix District

Office: 623-580-5500
Dispatch: 928-777-5700 (24 hours)
Dispatch Website: Prescott Interagency Fire Center


FIRE RESTRICTIONS 

No seasonal fire restrictions or fire area closures are in effect at this time. 

Year-round Restrictions

Using exploding targets, fireworks, sky lanterns, tracer ammunition and other incendiary devices is prohibited on BLM-managed public land in Arizona. Fire Prevention Order [PDF]

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BLM Arizona Map

a map of Arizona showing BLM lands and district and field office boundaries

 

Reporting a Wildfire

Each fire management zone has one interagency dispatch office. Contact the appropriate fire dispatch office when possible.

When in doubt call 911.