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Rainfall allows open fire restrictions to be lifted in Color Country

Published July 31, 2013 10:52 am

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The Interagency Fire Center, citing recent rainfall, has lifted open-fire restrictions for southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona's Color Country district.

Effective just after midnight Thursday, the lifted restrictions incorporate all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management's Arizona Strip District; the Bureau of Land Management's Color Country District in Utah; the U.S. Forest Service's Pine Valley, Cedar City, Powell and Escalante ranger districts in the Dixie National Forest; the National Park Service's Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring national monuments; Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks; Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument; and the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Southern Paiute Agency.

Also included in the now-unrestricted areas are unincorporated state and private lands in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties.

While fire restrictions have been lifted in these areas, officials still urged caution in campfire and barbecue use on public lands.

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