BLM fire restrictions to be lifted next week

On Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 6 a.m., fire restrictions will be lifted for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands administered by the Lake Havasu and Yuma Field Offices. This includes public lands in the La Paz, Yuma and Mohave counties in Arizona and Imperial, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties in California.

Sufficient moisture has been received throughout these areas, and fire restrictions are no longer necessary.

“The BLM greatly appreciates the public’s cooperation in helping to minimize the number of human-caused wildfires this summer on BLM lands,” said Angie Lara, BLM Colorado River District Manager. “Even though restrictions are no longer needed, we’re asking the public to be very careful when using fire. Under the right conditions our public lands still have potential for wildfires to spread rapidly and become dangerous.”

Please be extremely careful and exercise the following precautions when using fire. Make sure you have a ten-foot circle cleared around your campfire, be sure to have a shovel and plenty of water on hand, and put the fire DEAD OUT before leaving. Smokers need to make sure their cigarettes or cigars are put out when they are through smoking and dispose of them properly. Remember not to park motor vehicles where the exhaust system could cause grass or other vegetation to ignite.

Current fire restriction information can also be found online at http://www.publiclands.org/firenews.

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