5 Current Restrictions

Chaco Culture NHP, New Mexico NPS at Stage II

from 2020 Jun 19 midnight until rescinded

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2020
Contact: Jeff Gardner, 505-706-7014 x 239, [email protected]

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument

Due to extreme fire danger at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 19, 2020.

Beginning at 5 pm on Friday, June 19 the following acts will be prohibited throughout Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument:

• Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.

• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or in parking lots or developed areas clear of vegetation.

• Possessing or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices (Prohibited at all times).

These restrictions will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Denise Robertson. Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

For information concerning fire restrictions at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument call (505) 786-7014. To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in New Mexico visit
https://nmfireinfo.com

Aztec Ruins NM, New Mexico NPS at Stage II

from 2020 Jun 19 midnight until rescinded

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2020
Contact: Jeff Gardner, 505-706-7014 x 239, [email protected]

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument

Due to extreme fire danger at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 19, 2020.

Beginning at 5 pm on Friday, June 19 the following acts will be prohibited throughout Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument:

• Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.

• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or in parking lots or developed areas clear of vegetation.

• Possessing or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices (Prohibited at all times).

These restrictions will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Denise Robertson. Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

For information concerning fire restrictions at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument call (505) 786-7014. To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in New Mexico visit
https://nmfireinfo.com

Navajo Nation, New Mexico Tribal Lands at Stage I

from 2020 Sep 16 midnight until rescinded

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 010-20
EXECUTIVE ORDER RELATED TO
STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS
FOR THE NAVAJO NATION
NAVAJO NATION OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
WHEREAS:
1. The President of the Navajo Nation serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the
Executive Branch of the Navajo Nation government with the full authority to conduct,
supervise, and coordinate personnel and program matters. 2 N.N.C. 1005 (A).
2. The President shall have the power to issue an executive order for the purpose of
interpreting, implementing or giving administrative effect to statutes of the Navajo
Nation in the manner set forth in such statutes. 2.N.N.C. §1005 (C)(14);
3. On May 15, 2020, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions were issued due to inadequate
precipitation, abundant dry fuels, high winds, high temperatures and low humidity and
a number of fires across the Navajo Nation that caused significant damage to our
natural resources and, additionally, threatened personal and commercial building
structures.
4. To continue to protect the public and to mitigate and keep our firefighters safe from
potential COVID-19 transmission in the course of the work responding to wildland
fires.
5. Due to favorable weather conditions (i.e. recent precipitation, cooler temperatures and
calm winds) the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region, Branch of Wildland Fire
and Aviation Management and the Navajo Forestry Department recommend the Stage
II Fire Restrictions be reduced back to Stage I.
6. An Executive Order shall have the force of law upon the recipient. 2 N.N.C. §
1005(C)(14).
THEREFORE:
I, JONATHAN NEZ, President of the Navajo Nation, and I, MYRON LIZER, Vice
President of the Navajo Nation, by the authority vested in us, hereby issue the following
order:
1. The Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on the Navajo Nation are effective immediately and shall
remain in effect until this order is rescinded or amended. 17 N.N.C. § 2701
2. The following uses within the Navajo Nation are PROHIBITED:
A. Possession, manufacturing, sale or use of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device
pursuant to 17 N.N.C. § 2733;
B. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal; except
campfires and charcoal to be used in developed sites where fire rings or grills
are provided; and
C. Using a firearm and incendiary devices, without a valid permit.
3. The following activities must use EXTREME CAUTION:
Smoking, which is recommended only in permitted areas, within an enclosed
vehicle, traditional and ceremonial uses, and while stopped in an area at least six
feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
4. The following activities are PERMITTED:
A. Persons who regularly reside within the closed area are permitted to go to and
from their homes and continue ordinary activities that do not create an
unreasonable fire hazard;
B. Propane, gas or other petroleum-fueled stoves will be allowed for livestock
branding;
C. Ceremonial fires, properly registered and permitted by the Navajo Nation
Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA) through a Navajo Nation EPA Burn
Registration, five (5) days prior to ceremony. To obtain a Burn Registration,
please contact Navajo Nation EPA Air Quality at (928) 729-4156. Mail: NN Air
Quality, PO Box 529, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504, FAX: (928) 729-4323 or email:
[email protected];
D. Persons with a written permit/bonding/license that specifically authorizes the
otherwise prohibited act;
E. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is
specifically authorized by written posted notice;
F. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or
firefighting force in the performance of an official duty; and
G. The implementation of Low Complexity Prescribed Fire which meet
prescriptions approved by the Agency Administrator under an approved Burn
Plan.
5. Any person or parties found guilty of violating the fire restrictions will be fined up to
$5,000 or provide restitution. 17 N.N.C. § 523
6. The Division of Public Safety, Division of Natural Resources, Environmental
Protection Agency, Division of Community Development and the Bureau of Indian
Affairs Wildland Fire and Aviation are hereby directed to fully enforce this Executive
Order.
The provisions of this order shall be implemented consistent with the laws of the Navajo
Nation and in a manner that advances the highest welfare of the People.
EXECUTED this 16th day of September 2020

State/County/Local/Other lands in Santa Fe County, New Mexico State/County/Local/Other at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 Aug 28 midnight until rescinded

Santa Fe County FIRE MARSHAL ORDER 8.25.20.0 I


COMES NOW the Santa Fe County (County) Fire Marshal, pursuant to the authority vested in the Fire Marshal by County Ordinance 2018-8, the Fire Code, including Chapter I, Part 2.Section 103.1 and Chapter 1, Pan 2. Section 104.1 of the International Fire Code. 2015 edition , and issues this Order prohibiting open burning within the unincorporated areas of Santa Fe County, beginning Friday, August 28, 2020, and continuing until further order of the Fire Marshal.
FINDINGS
1. The Fire Code defines open burning as "[t]he burning of materials wherein products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber. Open burning does not include road flares, smudgepots and similar devices associated with safety or occupational uses typically considered open flames, recreational fires or use of portable outdoor fireplaces. For the purpose of this definition, a chamber shall be regarded as enclosed when, during the time combustion occurs, only apertures, ducts, stacks, flues or chimneys necessary to provide combustion air and permit the escape of exhaust gas are open."
2. The majority of the County is within or close to the Wildland Urban Interface Area, an area particularly prone to fire dangers.
3. Personnel of the County Fire Department are both trained firefighters and emergency medical service providers, responsible for responding to both fires and calls for emergency medical services. This means that deploying personnel to fight fires reduces the personnel available to respond to calls for emergency medical services.
4. The Fire Code provides that a permit shall be obtained from the Fire Marshal prior to kindling a fire for: recognized agricultural, range or wildlife management practices; prevention or control of disease or pests; or a bonfire.
5. The Fire Code also provides that open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
6. Burn permits issued by the Fire Marshal specify that the Fire Marshal can require that open burning be immediately discontinued if it is determined that smoke emissions are offensive to occupants of surrounding properties. or that burning constitutes a hazardous condition.
7. COVID-19 patients with respiratory symptoms and other respiratory illnesses may be negatively impacted by smoke caused by open burning and any resulting wildland fires;
8. Smoke inhalation can create upper respiratory symptoms that may be incorrectly attributed to COVID-19, resulting in unnecessary testing or self-isolation of County Fire Department personnel and/or members of the public.
9. Smoke from active wildland fires in New Mexico and surrounding states are negatively impacting the air quality in Santa Fe County and creating hazardous atmospheric conditions.
10. For similar reasons, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has implemented stage 1 fire restrictions.
11. Current atmospheric conditions are hazardous to emergency responders and the public.

ORDER
NOW, THEREFORE, the Fire Marshal orders that, beginning Friday, August 28, 2020:
1. Santa Fe County bum permits are suspended until further order of the Fire Marshal
2. Bum permits will not be issued until further order of the Fire Marshal;
3. Open burning is prohibited in the unincorporated areas of Santa Fe County until further order of the Fire Marshal; and
4. Violations of this Order shall constitute a violation of Chapter 3, Section 307.1 of the Fire Code.

NOTICE OF APPEAL
This Order constitutes an appealable decision of the Fire Marshal and can be appealed in
accordance with the Fire Code, Section 6(P).

State/County/Local/Other lands in Los Alamos County, New Mexico State/County/Local/Other at Local Burn Ban

from 2020 May 08 midnight until rescinded

Date: May 8, 2020

Los Alamos County Baseline Fire Restrictions


Los Alamos Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Wendy Servey announced today that she is enacting Baseline Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective immediately. Servey said the decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division today after reviewing the potential threat of wildfire, especially in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic emergency.
“Nationwide, the response to COVID-19 is straining all emergency response resources,” Servey said, “It requires a new way of operating. Large wildfires require an inter-agency response that relies upon local, state, and federal cooperation and coordination. Given the current strain on government resources due to the pandemic emergency, any wildfire response will be diminished, and that makes it more difficult to fight a fire in its earliest stages. Without the necessary resources, we are at greater risk for fires to grow quickly and spread, which in turn requires even more resources for firefighting. To support the State of New Mexico and widespread need to focus on COVID-19 mitigation efforts, it is imperative that our local citizens and visitors take every action to reduce our risk of wildfire.”

The following are NOT ALLOWED during Baseline Fire Restrictions:
• Outdoor smoking in except designated areas.
• Use of fireworks is prohibited on County, or public lands, and open spaces.
Exemption: Professional firework display or pyrotechnics requires an approved permit by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
• Open burning is prohibited on private, County, public lands and open spaces. The burning of trash or rubbish is prohibited. No open burn permits will be issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office during fire restrictions.
Exemption: Prescribed burns for wildland management by an authorized federal, state or local agency requires approved permit by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
• Bonfires are prohibited. No bonfire permits will be issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office during fire restrictions.
• Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove, including fires in developed or undeveloped campgrounds on County land, specifically Camp May Campground and open spaces, is prohibited.
Exemption: Recreational fires are allowed in a constructed fixed fireplace, ring or grate no bigger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet tall and at least 25 feet away from structures with a spark arrestor at one- and two- family dwellings
a) Portable outdoor fireplaces, heaters, chimineas located 15 feet away from structures, however, this does NOT apply to one- and two- family dwellings
b) Outdoor gas stoves or grills fueled by NG or LPG fuels with shut-off valves, located 3 feet from all structures.
c) Charcoal fires in contained barbeques or permanently constructed grills, rings, grates in improved site County parks are permitted.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or an organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started from the exempted activity.

“We are already experiencing a high level of fire season activity, with dry forests and gusting winds. We need the community to support these restrictions and report observations of any prohibited activities that are an emergency by calling 911,” Servey said.

Servey said residents are welcome to contact her office at 662-8305 for non-emergency calls and any questions about the restrictions.

Residents can also follow the USFS and NM State Forestry Restrictions when traveling outside of Los Alamos. Visit www.nmforestry.com or https://firerestrictions.us/ for more information.

National Parks, Monuments, Preserves and Wildlife Refuges host year-round fire restrictions. Contact Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve before visiting for specific information

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