Fire Restrictions Announced for
BLM Kingman Public Lands
Kingman, Ariz - To prevent unwanted human-caused wildfires, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District has announced fire restrictions on public lands south and east of the Colorado River in Mohave, La Paz and Yavapai Counties, Arizona.
Effective Friday, May 25, 2012, fire and smoking restrictions will be enforced on all public lands within the BLM Kingman Field Office boundaries. These restrictions are similar to those already implemented in other areas of the district and state.
The BLM is asking the public to use extreme caution when visiting public lands this summer. Currently there are no plans to close any areas to public use.
BLM Fire Restrictions prohibit the following acts:
(1) Open campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires. Campfires and charcoal grills are permitted only in developed recreation sites or improved sites where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided. The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices are allowed provided such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety. Developed sites in the Kingman Field Office include Burro Creek Campground, Wild Cow Campground, Windy Point Campground and Packsaddle Campground.
(2) Smoking will only be allowed inside buildings, motor vehicles, camp trailers or while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is cleared of all flammable material.
(3) Use of fireworks, flares, or other incendiary devices.
(4) Welding or the use of any torch or metal cutting implement.
The restrictions are necessary due to increasing fire danger from hot and dry weather conditions. The restrictions will continue until conditions warrant rescinding. Violation of these restrictions is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment of not more than 12 months.
Current fire restriction information can also be found online at www.publiclands.org/firenews or call toll free 1-877-864-6985. To report a wildfire or illegal fire use, please call the Kingman Field Office at (928) 718-3700 or Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center at (800) 309-7081.