Kaibab, Coconino Fire Restrictions Lifted

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Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Forest Service officials will lift campfire and smoking restrictions on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.

Recent rain along with higher humidity and increased fuel moisture has lowered fire danger in the forest, thus decreasing the risk of major wildfires, the Forest Service said.

The National Weather Service expects the current monsoon pattern to remain in place over Northern Arizona.

“Although campfires and smoking will be allowed throughout the forest, people should never leave a campfire unattended, always extinguish fires completely before leaving the forest, and dispose of cigarettes in ash trays.

“Remember, it is everyone’s responsibility to practice fire safety and prevent human-caused fires,” said Kaibab Deputy Fire Staff Officer Doug Ottosen.

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