|Fire restrictions to be lifted on national forests|
|Written by Christopher Fox Graham|
|Friday, 20 May 2011 11:45|
Campfire and smoking restrictions will be lifted on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests beginning Friday at 8 a.m.
Recent rains along with higher humidity and increased fuel moistures have lowered fire danger on the forest, thus decreasing the risk of major wildfires.
“Lifting the restrictions does not mean people can be careless with fire," Kaibab Fire Staff Officer Doug Ottosen stated. "Although campfires and smoking will be allowed throughout the forest, people should ensure that they properly extinguish their campfires, never leave a campfire unattended and use ashtrays to dispose of their cigarettes.”
Call Kaibab Fire Information Officer Punky Moore at (928) 635-5653.
Call the Prescott National Forest at (928) 777-5799.
For additional information about the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, visit the website or call (928) 333-6280.