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Jul 13, 2012 9:09 PM

Fire restrictions could soon be lifted

TUCSON - With the moisture on the rise in Southern Arizona the fire restrictions for Coronado National Forest could soon be coming to an end.

We are a little over a month into the Monsoon and it has been a great start with above average rainfall totals across a good chunk of Southern Arizona. Fire fuels are responding in a positive way to the added moisture and that's good news for campers.

Heidi Schewel with the Coronado National Forest Service says, "With continued improvement over the weekend we plan to lift our fire restrictions on Monday morning."

The final word won't come until sometime next week so until than fire restrictions are still in place. Schewel says, "Currently over the weekend we are in stage two fire restrictions which means no fires anywhere in the forest."

The moisture is expected to stick around with more rain in the forecast this weekend. So things are looking up to see those restrictions that have been in place since May finally come to an end.


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