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PHOENIX -- Starting Thursday, May 1, campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented in southeast Arizona until further notice.

According to a press release, the areas affected are as follows: All districts of Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Among the restrictions are not operating a fire, grill or stove in any prohibited areas; not smoking in areas not barren or cleared of flammable materials; completely extinguishing fires; and not running power equipment on windy days.

For more information, go to wildlandfire.az.gov or call the toll-free Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline at (877) 864-6985.

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