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Dry weather leads to fire restrictions in southeast Arizona

PHOENIX — Starting Thursday, May 1, campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented in southeast Arizona until further notice.

According to a press release, the areas affected are as follows: All districts of Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado
National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumac√°cori National Historical
Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Among the restrictions are not operating a fire, grill or stove in any prohibited areas; not smoking in areas not barren or cleared of flammable materials; completely extinguishing fires; and not running power equipment on windy days.

For more information, go to wildlandfire.az.gov or call the toll-free Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline at (877) 864-6985.

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