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Feds lift forest, park fire restrictions

Following monsoon rains, campfires are allowed again in the Coronado National Forest and Saguaro National Park, officials said Monday.

Restrictions have been in place on campfires, smoking, and other sources of open flame since the first week in June.

Campfires are only allowed in designated picnic and camping areas in fire rings or grills in Saguaro National Park, said Bob Love, the park's chief ranger.

Visitors to Coronado National Forest are urged not to leave a campfire unattended unless it is "cold to the touch," said Forest Service spokeswoman Heidi Schewel.

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