Login

Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Don't touch suspicious devices found in the southwestern Arizona desert.

That's the warning from Arizona officials after a couple of blasting caps were found near Interstate 10 in the Quartzsite area.

"We've had military and mining operations going on in that area for 100 years," said Lori Cook of the Bureau of Land Management. "Items that are left behind that could be extremely hazardous and dangerous like unexploded ordinances and explosives were found in the Quartzsite area a couple days ago."

What's alarming is that those had been moved before experts could get there, she added.

"It's always a good idea just to remind the public that these kinds of things are out there," Cook said, "and they need to be very, very careful when they come across them."

If you find an unfamiliar device on the ground, Cook said not to touch it, and to leave the area the way you came in. You can then mark it or pinpoint its location by GPS, and then call the appropriate authorities, she added.

"You can call the Bureau of Land Management or the county that you happen to be in," said Cook. "You don't need to call 911 if no one has been injured."

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: