After months of fire restrictions and area closures, three national forests in Arizona are moving back to business as usual Wednesday, thanks to the monsoon moisture in the air.
Tonto National Forest officials said in a release that the "onset of monsoon activity" has raised the humidity levels across the forest, allowing them to lift the two area closures and reduce the fire restrictions.
The fire restrictions were put in place back in April prohibiting all fire-causing activities.
The forest will now be under a Stage I Fire Restrictions until, "the entire Forest receives widespread rain," officials said.
According to officials, wood and charcoal campfires are permitted in metal rings and pedestal grills provided by the Forest Service.
The Coconino National Forest is lifting all fire restrictions and area closures.
Rain in the forecast will, according to forest officials, "continue to significantly reduce the fire danger over the next couple of days."
Forest officials said "due to significant and widespread precipitation south of the Grand Canyon," the Kaibab National Forest is lifting all fire restrictions across the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts.
The area closure of the Bill Williams Mountain watershed will also be lifted. But Stage II fire restrictions will remain in place for the entire North Kaibab Ranger District.
Most of the forest closures in Arizona went into effect just before Memorial Day due to increased fire danger.