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Arizona fire risk remains unaffected by recent wet weather

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Campfire and smoking restrictions remain in effect in
national forests in northern, central and eastern Arizona despite rain and snow
in many areas last weekend.

Forest Service officials said warm, dry and windy conditions are expected to
quickly dry out forest fuels and bring a return to high fire danger.

The restrictions were in place in the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, Tonto and
Apache-Sitgreaves forests. The Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona does
not have fire restrictions in place.

Under the five forests’ restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood
stoves were generally allowed in developed campgrounds only. The restrictions
also limited smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings or in developed

The Kaibab National Forest’s restrictions applied only to the Williams and
Tusayan ranger districts.


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