The Bureau of Land Management has begun Stage One fire restrictions within Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.
Stage One fire restrictions on public land managed by the BLM prohibit building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire except a fire within a permanent, constructed fire grate in a developed campground.
Also, smoking is prohibited on public land except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
The use of fireworks, flares or other incendiary devices is always prohibited on federal lands. Additionally, operating or using any internal combustion engine without a spark-arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order is always prohibited.
Federal agencies use a three-stage process to limit activities that could cause wildfires during drought conditions. Stage One restricts the activites as indicated above. Stage Two includes all stage one restrictions, plus prohibits welding; the use of chainsaws; and building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire. Stage Three prohibits all burning.blog comments powered by Disqus