The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District invites visitors to enjoy you public landsresponsibly and safely this year.

“Do your part. Don’t let wildfires start.” We are asking everyone to do their part to prevent wildfires.Onaverage, human-caused wildfires make up more than half of all wildfire occurrences. Throughout Arizona this year so far, more than 80 percent of the total fires as human-caused. Preventing wildfires protects communities, firefighters, and emergency responders from exposure to smoke and disease, and reduces the risk of injuries and death.

Grass burns quickly and dry, windy conditions can turn into a wall of flames in minutes. Parking or driving a vehicle in tall grass or over shrubs can start fires.  Do not park where vegetation is touching the underside of your vehicle.

Many wildfires start roadside. Be sure that vehicles are in excellent working order; check that tires in good condition and well inflated, brakes are not to worn, and ensure no metal is dragging; and never toss cigarettes out as you drive. You could be creating sparks, start a wildfire and not even know it. Look behind you as your driving to make sure all is well. It is always a good idea to carry a fire extinguisher.

Follow all fire restrictions currently in effect. Extremely hot, dry weather conditions continue as we move into June which have led to fire restrictions until conditions improve.

During fire restrictions the following activates are not allowed: campfires, smoking outside of a vehicle or building, welding/grinding/cutting metal, target shooting, operating any internal combustion engine. The use of fireworks and exploding targets are not allowed on BLM Arizona managed public lands year-round. Help keep our firefighters and communities safe by following these restrictions.

Thank you for doing YOUR part!

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