Northern Arizona forests taking on stricter fire restrictions

Fire crews across Arizona are actively working on 14 separate wildfires statewide.

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - New restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires are about to take effect in two northern Arizona national forests.

The restrictions set to be implemented Thursday for the entire Coconino and Kaibab forests prohibit fires, campfires and use of charcoal, coal and wood stoves except within a developed recreation site.

Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or a developed recreation site.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the two forests' restrictions are similar to those on the Prescott, Tonto and Coronado national forests, some lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Tonto National Monument, Saguaro National Park and state lands within Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, Pima, Cochise, Pinal and La Paz counties.

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