The forests of northern Arizona and the Town of Payson this week imposed Stage 1 fire restrictions, barring outdoor fires and smoking except in developed campgrounds.

The Apache-Sitgreaves, Kaibab, Tonto, Prescott and Coconino forests all imposed Stage 1 restrictions.

Contact the writer at paleshire@payson.com

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Bruce W Heffner

it would be far better to close the forests now, instead of after someone fires it up again

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