BLM temporarily closing public lands near Monument Fire west of Junction City – Bureau of Land Management

REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Administration has briefly closed the BLM-managed public land…….

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REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Administration has briefly closed the BLM-managed public lands west of Junction Metropolis As a Outcome of of quickly growing Monument Hearth.  The closures have an effect on lands west of Canyon Creek and Junction Metropolis, north of the Trinity River and California State Route 299, east of North Fork Trinity River, and south of Barney Gulch.

“This hearth is burning dry timber and brush and collectively with public land areas managed by the BLM,” said Jennifer Mata, supervisor of the BLM’s Redding Area Office.  “This short-term closure is To shield public well being and safety.”

As of Friday, Aug. 8, the wildfire had burned 36,000 acres.  Hearthfighters are constructing fire strains, however There’s not a containment.  Extreme temperatures, low humidity, wind and steep terrain are difficult fire crews.

Greater than 300 personnel are stopping The hearth that broke out Friday, July 30, A few mile south of Del Loma Inside the Shasta-Trinity Nationwide Forest after thunderstorms moved by way of The world.  The fire has pressured evacuations and closed Route 299.  The Shasta-Trinity Nationwide Forest is offering updates at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/.

BLM officers are reminding public land clients to be terribly cautious with outdoors use Of hearth As a Outcome of Of utmost fire risks.  Hearth use restrictions are in place, limiting campfires, car use, goal capturing and smoking.  Particulars Can be found on-line at https://www.blm.gov/packages/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aby way oftion/regional-information/california/fire-restrictions.