BLM to conduct burns during February

The Bureau of Land Management Lake Havasu Field Office will conduct prescribed burning in Parker, during the month of February, as weather conditions allow. The burn area is located seven miles northeast of Parker and a half-mile west of Parker Dam Road near Crossroads, on the California side of the Colorado River.

“The removal and controlled burning of vegetation piles helps reduce the threat and spread of wildfires and improves access to the river,” according to a BLM press release.

Burning may occur multiple times during to eliminate piles of vegetation overgrowth and dry wood 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.

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