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BLM West Desert Fire Restrictions

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Release Date: 06/18/14
Contacts: Teresa Rigby , 801-232-9252
BLM West Desert District Implements Fire Restrictions
West Valley City, Utah—Increasing wildfire risk and recent fires in western Utah have prompted BLM-Utah West Desert District officials to implement fire restrictions beginning June 20, 2014, on BLM-managed lands in Tooele, Utah, Salt Lake, Rich and Box Elder Counties.
The West Desert District fire prevention order prohibits using steel-core, steel-jacketed, tracer or incendiary ammunition; sky lanterns or balloons and similar devices; and operating off-highway vehicles without spark arrestors.  A key provision of this order also extends to possession of fireworks and exploding targets, which should be left at home when visiting public lands. The fire restriction on steel ammunition will be in effect through Sept. 30, 2014. All other fire restrictions will remain in effect until rescinded.  
“These fire restrictions are limited to activities that easily start wildfires in dry grass and brush; however, campfires are not included at this time,” said Justin Kincaid, West Desert District Fire Management Officer.  
Kincaid reminds outdoor enthusiasts to always use caution and be prepared when recreating in the West Desert during the dry summer months. He recommends keeping water, a shovel and a fire extinguisher handy.
For more details, contact the West Desert District Office at (801)977-4300 or refer to the order posted at: This fire prevention order will also be posted on signs where BLM lands are accessed in the five western Utah counties affected.
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands. 
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Last updated: 06-18-2014
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