Dryness prompts more fire restrictions in Arizona

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Coronado National Forest officials and other federal land managers in southern Arizona are imposing new fire restrictions starting Thursday due to dry conditions.

The campfire and smoking restrictions are consistent with those that the Arizona State Forestry Division already has in place statewide.

Campfire and smoking restrictions are already in effect in national forests in northern, central and eastern Arizona.

In southern Arizona, the restrictions taking effect Thursday apply to the Gila District of the Bureau of Land Management, all districts of Coronado National Forest and Saguaro National Park.

The restrictions will also apply in Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacacori National Historical Park, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.