Mittry Lake Fire 100 percent contained; sparked by fireworks

Mittry Lake Fire 100 percent contained; sparked by fireworks

YUMA, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday the Mittry Lake Fire is 100 percent contained, and officials believe it was caused by fireworks. Officials said the fire is located near the Mittry Lake Boat Ramp, approximately eight miles northeast of Yuma, Ariz.

The investigation is ongoing and BLM is asking the public if they have any information about the cause of this fire to call the BLM office at (928)317-3200. Fireworks are illegal on public lands.

Mittry Lake Road will open up at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.  There will continue to be hot spots in the burned area for a couple of weeks, so we are asking the public to stay on the road and refrain from walking in the burned area.

Firefighters will continue to be in the area for the next several days to monitor the fire and check for hot spots.  The public is asked to use extreme caution when traveling in the area for the next several days due to fire traffic and personnel on the road.

The fire was reported Sunday at approximately 4 a.m.

The vegetation in the area is made up of salt cedar, arrowweed, and mesquite

Officials said no structures are threatened as of Monday morning. Agencies supporting the fire include Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Proving Ground, Rural Metro, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Buckskin Fire Department, and the Arizona State Forestry Department.

The Mittry Lake Fire has burned on both sides of Mittry Lake Road.  Firefighters will focus on holding the containment lines and checking for any hot spots within the fire perimeter

Firefighter and public safety continue to be top priorities for this fire.

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