Fire Restrictions Tightened on Federally Controlled Land in Arizona due to ongoing Wildfire Danger

June 13, 2021

On Friday, campfires and like activities were banned because of the two wildfires that have engulfed 150,000 acres of land.

Both of the fires have are buring about 100 miles east of Pheonix.

The fire restrictions were made by the US Bureau of Land Management.

CNN reported:

“Under the new rules, people are prohibited from using a tool with an internal combustion engine — such as a chain saw — on such lands in the state. Smoking outdoors and shooting a gun other than for hunting reasons are also barred, BLM said in a statement.”

In the BLM statement they said:

“Violation of restrictions is punishable by fine, imprisonment or both. Violators may also be held personally responsible for reimbursement of fire suppression costs.”