Region: Fire restrictions implemented for all BLM lands in Oregon and Washington

  • Source: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
  • Published: 05/24/2023 12:00 AM

Starting Tuesday, May 23, all public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and Washington are subject to fire restrictions, the agency announced. As warmer, drier weather moves in to the Pacific Northwest, the BLM advised all visitors to be aware of any active restrictions and closures. Fireworks, metallic or explosive targets, ammunition with steel components (core or jacket), tracer or incendiary weapons, and sky lanterns will all be outlawed as of May 23. These fire limitations will lessen the likelihood of fires started by people. “Although we had a wet winter, we must still be careful with activities that can cause a spark to keep our first responders, local communities, and public lands safe from accidental wildfires,” said Anita Bilbao, BLM Oregon/Washington Associate State Director.


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