LAS CRUCES - Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday joined other federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions. While monsoonal moisture has largely reduced fire danger, the agency reminded residents it is important to always be aware of the conditions of the area you are visiting, go prepared to put your campfire out completely and have a fire extinguisher on hand in case of a vehicle fire that could spread to wildlands. The agency reminded visitors to continue to park only in areas free of flammable vegetation.
“We appreciate the cooperation of everyone in preventing unwanted wildfires within the district,” BLM District Manager William Childress stated in the news release. “With the upcoming national Independence Day celebrations around the corner, we want to remind everyone about the policy of fireworks on public lands.”
The use of exploding targets and fireworks is prohibited year-round on all BLM lands in New Mexico by statewide order. All BLM New Mexico prevention orders can be found at the BLM NM Fire Restrictions site.
The BLM stated that the agency appreciates the public’s cooperation in helping to minimize the number of human-caused wildfires. For information, contact the BLM Las Cruces District Office at 575-525-4300 or the BLM NM Fire Restrictions site. Additional fire restrictions information can be found at www.nmfireinfo.com.
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This article originally appeared on Las Cruces Sun-News: BLM Las Cruces District lifts fire restrictions across public lands