Kaibab National Forest issues fire restrictions

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For campers heading to the Kaibab National Forest - don't plan on lighting a fire.

Forest officials issued additional fire restrictions on Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts, starting Wednesday at noon.

Punky Moore with the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts said fires, campfires, charcoal, coal or wood stoves are all prohibited on the forest, including in developed campgrounds.

The restrictions also limit smoking to enclosed vehicles or buildings.

Moore also said that fireworks are never allowed on National Forest System lands.

Moore said chainsaw use is prohibited from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as discharging firearms, because of the high fire danger.

People who do not follow the restrictions could face fines.

For more information, you can call Moore at (928) 635-5653.

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