BLM State Director Melanie Barnes. Courtesy/BLM
SANTA FE – Due to ongoing fire danger in many parts of the state, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office has issued a fire prevention order prohibiting fireworks on BLM-managed lands throughout the state.
The order takes effect Wednesday June 30, 2021, and expires Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
“Recent moisture has not alleviated the fire danger in many parts of the state,” Acting State Director Melanie Barnes said. “If you are visiting public lands to celebrate Independence Day, please leave your fireworks at home.”
A violation of this order is subject to punishment by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months or both. Anyone violating this order will be liable to the United States for damages through either an administrative process or in United States federal court.
For more information about this order, contact BLM Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Teresa Rigby at 505.954.2256. For more information about fire restrictions, visit https://on.doi.gov/35vxWdu or follow New Mexico Fire Information at www.NMFireInfo.com, on Twitter at @nmfireinfo, or on Facebook at facebook.com/nmfireinfo.