KINGMAN - Campers beware. The Bureau of Land Management Colorado River District is placing fire restrictions on 2.4 million acres of public lands in Mohave, La Paz and Yavapai counties this week. The restrictions will continue until BLM decides that the fire danger no longer exists.
Starting Thursday, open campfires, charcoal grills and stove fires in undeveloped sites will be prohibited. Developed sites include Burro Creek, Wild Cow, Windy Point and Packsaddle campgrounds.
Campers can use campfires and charcoal grills in areas where there are fire pits or grills provided by BLM.
Smoking is only allowed inside buildings, cars, trailers or while stopped in an area with a 6-foot diameter area cleared of all flammable materials.
The use of fireworks, flares, welding torches and other similar devices are prohibited.
Campers caught violating the restrictions can face fines of up to $1,000 and/or one year in jail.
For more information on the fire restrictions, visit www.publiclands.org/firenews or call (877) 864-6985.
To report a wildfire or illegal fire use, call the Kingman BLM Field Office at (928) 718-3700 or State Fire Dispatch at (800) 309-7081.