Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect Friday on state lands and federally managed public lands in central and western Arizona because of the risk of wildfires.
An announcement Thursday says the restrictions will be implemented in Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma counties as well as parts of Pinal County.
Specific public lands where the restrictions will apply include the Prescott and Tonto national forests and the Colorado River and Phoenix districts of the Bureau of Land Management.
The restrictions include prohibitions on building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in a developed campsite or picnic area where grills are provided.
Also, smoking is prohibited except specific places such as within an enclosed vehicle or building.