- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say tougher fire restrictions for parts of western Arizona and southeastern California will take effect Friday.

That means no camp fires on federal public lands, and smoking will be limited to enclosed vehicles or buildings.

The stage two restrictions also prohibit the operation of motorized vehicles off roads and trails as well as parking within 10 feet of vegetation.

Officials say the restrictions are similar to those being implemented in other parts of Arizona.

While there are no plans to close any public areas, officials say they want visitors to use extreme caution this summer due to the extreme fire conditions that exist throughout Arizona and much of the Southwest.

Violators of the restrictions could face a fine of up to $1,000.

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