BLM prescribed burning planned near Parker

Written by The Bee

November 6, 2019

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River District’s fire personnel will conduct prescribed burning in Parker, Ariz. between November 15 and December 15, as weather conditions allow. The burn area is located seven miles northeast of Parker and half-a-mile west of Parker Dam Road near Crossroads, on the California side of the Colorado River. 

The removal and controlled burning of vegetation piles helps reduce the threat and spread of wildfires and improves access to the river. Burning may occur multiple times during this period, to eliminate piles of vegetation overgrowth and dry wood accumulated during maintenance of BLM recreation sites and creation of fire breaks. 

To ensure the safety of residents and visitors, BLM fire management personnel will ignite the piles when weather conditions are conducive to burning. Impacts from smoke will be monitored and are expected to be minimal. 

Access to the burn area may be temporarily restricted during the operation to provide for public safety.

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