Several national forests in Arizona announced Tuesday they’re lifting fire restrictions.
Forest Service officials said that's because recent wet weather and other conditions are reducing fire danger. The Coconino National Forest had briefly lifted fire restrictions when monsoon arrived in July, but then reinstituted them in mid-August due to dry conditions. Kaibab National Forest officials say fire managers have been evaluating conditions regularly since restrictions were implemented earlier this summer.
Tonto National Forest officials are lifting fire and recreational shooting restrictions effective Wednesday. They cite recent moisture, cooler temperatures and reduced fire activity.