Motorists play important roles in preventing roadside fires.
The Arizona Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead for travel during the Independence Day holiday, and also reminds the public of the roles motorists play in preventing brush fires and wildfires near roadways.
Multiple times last month, brush fires ignited by vehicles or motorists forced highway closures in Arizona. Travelers can minimize the risk of starting fires along Arizona roads by:
· Making sure chains are secured and not dragging, emitting sparks.