PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - State land recreational areas opened back up on Friday after week-long closures due to fire danger. However, there are still fire restrictions in most places as excessive heat hits the state.

"Our vegetation is still dry. Conditions this week are heating up. Things are drying back out from the moisture we received," said Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

There are stage two fire restrictions on state lands in central and northern Arizona. That means campfires and smoking are banned. Fireworks and target shooting are prohibited year-round. "People need to be very mindful, don't get complacent," said Davila.

5 national forests, state trust land in Arizona reopen this week

Last month, more than 20 wildfires were burning across the state and resources were stretched thin. Fire officials put state-wide closures in place to prevent new fires from sparking up.

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People can start camping again in Arizona forests


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