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Tussock Fire

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Phoenix District Office
Bureau of Land Management
21605 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027

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PUBLIC SAFETY LAND CLOSURE - BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Tussock Fire Wildfire
Closures – 5/10/2021

PUBLIC LAND CLOSURE

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

PHOENIX DISTRICT

HASSAYAMPA FIELD OFFICE

Under the authority of the Federal Land Management Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43

U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and pursuant to 43 CFR 9212.0-6 and 43 CFR 9212.1-4, this Fire

Prevention Land Closure applies to lands administered by the Hassayampa Field Office.

Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management Phoenix District will immediately

close selected public lands to public access in Yavapai County, Arizona.

Due to the extreme fire conditions and activity currently in this area and in the interest of public

safety, the following areas will be temporarily closed until the end of the current fire

emergency as shown on the accompanying map:

Portions of Townships 9 N 1E, 9N 1W, 9N 2W, 8N 1W, 8N 2W, 7N 1W, including the

following roads and areas:

(1) Castle Hot Springs Road at the Crown King Road (Trail)/Cow Creek Road Junction.

(2) Cow Creek Road, the entire length between Table Mesa Road and Crown King Road

(Trail)

(3) Buckhorn Road (from Constellation Road to Champie Road)

(4) Wagoner Road at Hozoni Ranch Road

(5) Lake Pleasant Airstrip area

(1) This closure will be in effect on May 10th, 2021, at 0600, for the purpose of

protecting the public and shall stay in effect until rescinded. The Phoenix

District Fire Management Officer and Hassayampa Field Manager will make the

determination as to when the closure will be rescinded based on public safety. The map

of the closure area may be obtained from InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7472/.

Persons exempt from the closure and that are allowed in the closed area without written

permission include the following:

(a) Emergency vehicles, equipment, and personnel.

(b) Government employees acting in the performance of their duties.

(c) Grazing permittees in the performance of permitted acts.

(d)Utility companies and other right of way holder employees acting in the performance of their

duties.

(2) Private landowners shall be allowed access to their private property across BLM

lands, on established roads. Deviation from the shortest, most direct travel route to their

property will be considered a violation of the closure and may be subject to the penalties as

described in 43 CFR 9212.4.

(3) The closure also applies to special recreation permit holders who are authorized to conduct

activities on BLM land.

(4) This closure follows provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of

1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701) and 43 CFR 9212.0-6 and 43 CFR 9212.1-4. The penalties of this

Fire Prevention Order are provided in 43 CFR 9212.4. Any person who knowingly and

willfully violates the regulations at 9212.1 of this title shall, upon conviction, be subject to

a fine of not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment of not more than 12 months or both.

Due to the extreme danger of the Tussock Fire and in the interest of public safety this closure

shall be implemented immediately to protect human life.
 

Lane Cowger Field Manager

Hassayampa Field Office

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