Blm Closure Order News Release
Incident: Beaver Creek Fire Wildfire
DATE: August 16, 2013
CONTACT: Jodi Mallozzi, 208-308-5991
Closure Area Expanded to Include All Public Lands North of Highway 20
Hailey, ID- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District will temporarily close BLM-managed public lands affected by the Beaver Creek Fire. The closure is necessary with the continuing threat of extreme fire behavior to provide public and firefighter safety and the protection from hazards associated with wildfire suppression activities. This closure will take effect Thursday, August 16, 2013 beginning immediately. This closure will remain in effect until further notice, and includes the BLM-managed lands within the areas listed below:
● North of Highway 20
● West of Highway 75
●East of Willow Creek Road
●South of the Sawtooth National Forest Boundary
The public lands within the areas listed in this closure are closed to all use and human entry.
The BLM will post closure signs at main points of entry to this area. You may obtain maps of the closure area and information from the Shoshone Field Office.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Maclean, Field Manager, 400 West F
Street, Shoshone, ID 83352. Ph. (208) 732-7200.
DISCUSSION OF THE RULES: Under the authority of 43 CFR 9268.3(d)(1)(i), BLM will enforce the
following rule on public lands within the closed area:
- You must not enter the closed area by any means.
EXEMPTIONS: Persons who are exempt from these rules include:
- Any Federal, State, or local officer or employee in the scope of their duties;
- Members of any organized rescue or fire-fighting force in performance of an official duty
- Any person authorized in writing by the Bureau of Land Management; and
- Any landowner or landowner employee within the closure area; and
- Any grazing permittee with livestock or rangeland developments within the closure area.
PENALTIES: The authorities for this closure are section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)) and 43 CFR 8360.0-7. Any violation of this prohibition is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, and/or imprisonment for not more than 6 months [Title 16 USC 551, Title 18 USC 3571 (b)(6), Title 18 USC 3581 (b)(7)].