Senator Wash

BLM prescribed burn planned in Senator Wash to increase public access Activities will reduce the threat of wildfire and improve access for recreation

YUMA - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office will conduct prescribed burning in and around Senator Wash, 16 miles north of Yuma, between February and April.

BLM fire personnel will burn piles of invasive, non-native vegetation cleared from the shoreline and roads improving access for emergency responders, outdoor recreationists, as well as reduce the threat and spread of wildfires.

When weather and vegetation conditions allow for safe burning, the piles will be ignited and are expected to burn quickly. Burning may occur multiple times to eliminate piles of vegetation accumulated during thinning treatments in and around Senator Wash.

Residents should expect some light smoke in the area but impacts from smoke will be monitored and should be minimal. Access to the burned areas may be temporarily restricted to provide for public safety.

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