Phoenix District Office
Bureau of Land Management
21605 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
PUBLIC LAND CLOSURE
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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
(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protecting the public and shall stay in effect until rescinded.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determination as to when the closure will be rescinded based on public safety.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
(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