No smoking or campfires in … well … Arizona

Just about every public recreational land is currently under some form of fire restriction, and is likely to remain so until the monsoons later this summer.

This is from AZ Game and Fish:

Fire restrictions now in effect for most public lands in state

Outdoor recreationists are advised that fire restrictions have gone into effect on most federal and state lands throughout Arizona due to extremely dry conditions and high risk of wildfires. This includes Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Areas.

In general, these restrictions mean that no open fires are allowed — including campfires and charcoal-burning barbecues. Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch devices with open flames is prohibited, as are fireworks.

So no matter where you are recreating outdoors, be extremely careful out there and help protect our natural resources from wildfire.

For a list of fire restrictions in Arizona, visit http://firerestrictions.us/az/.

 

Related : http://trekalong.com/arewelostyet/2009/05/20/fire-restriction-vs-backpacking-stoves/

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