Update: As of Wednesday, July 21, fire restrictions have been lifted in all Arizona national forests.
Coconino, Kaibab and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests in Arizona will lift all fire restrictions at 6 a.m. Friday, July 16. Forest service officials are ending the restrictions after heavy rainfall throughout both forests.
Kaibab National Forest will also reopen the Bill Williams Mountain area at 6 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from forest managers. The moves come after more than a month of all three forests being closed to the public under Stage 3 fire restrictions.
Visitors can now build campfires and use charcoal grills but forest officials advise people to avoid building fires on dry and windy days. Remember that fireworks are always prohibited and that it’s illegal to leave a fire unattended.
Some areas where forest fires are burning remain closed. Check the website of the forest you plan to visit for the latest updates. For information about the various levels of fire restrictions, go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino.
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