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Monsoon rains put out fire restrictions in southeast Arizona

July 12, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Recent monsoon rains and increased humidity are leading forestry officials to lift fire restrictions across southeastern Arizona.

Officials representing various agencies including the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will lift all fire restrictions Friday in parks and forest land in the region.

They say all the rain and other precipitation have lessened the chances that a wildfire will break out.

Every district of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Chiricahua National Monument are among the sites taking back all fire restrictions.

Visitors should still keep fire safety rules in mind such as properly dousing a campfire and checking with public land management agencies for the latest regulations and closures.

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