Bureau of Land Management

In accordance with Yavapai County Ordinance No. 2012-1, Section V. Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chairman, Rowle Simmons has signed an interim order to enact a fire ban within Yavapai County.

This determination is based upon the implementation of fire restrictions by the following jurisdictions: Prescott National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and local fire districts and fire departments which will be imposed on April 20, 2018, at 8:00 A.M.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District is planning to conduct a 100-acre prescribed burn of hazardous fuels within the Agua Fria National Monument, for one to three days between January 19 – 21.

The BLM will choose the best days to ignite the fire when the weather conditions are most favorable.  The burn will reduce encroaching juniper into grasslands, and improve the habitat of the pronghorn antelope.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, in cooperation with Pine Lake Fire Department, Pinion Pine Fire Department, and Mohave County, will be conducting prescribed burns near the communities of Pine Lake, Pinion Pine, and Atherton Acres in the Hualapai Mountains over the coming weeks. This project is being implemented to reduce the threat of wildfire in and around these communities.

Effective Wednesday, May 24 the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Arizona Division of Forestry and Fire Management will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona.

Beginning May 24, 2017, and until rescinded, the following are prohibited:

Tomorrow, May 2, at 6:00 a.m., Bea Day’s Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) will transition management of the Sawmill Fire back to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the Coronado National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management

“Our suppression efforts were successful due to the tireless hard work performed by the firefighters and cooperators who worked in partnership with the team,” stated Southwest Area Incident Commander Bea Day. 

Today, a Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed command of the Sawmill Fire and will continue with full-suppression strategy efforts. The IMT is working for the State of Arizona, Bureau of Land Management, and Coronado National Forest to manage the Sawmill Fire.

Fire Information 

Estimated Acres: 46,954 (based on visual estimate)

Start Date: April 23, 2017

Cause: Human caused, under investigation

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