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State Forestry lifts restrictions

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The New Mexico State Forestry Division has announced plans to lift its smoking, firework, campfire and open fire restrictions for all New Mexico counties, imposed in June. The rescission will take effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
 The restrictions were imposed on all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands across New Mexico due to extreme fire danger.  
 “With the return of seasonal moisture across much of the state and our incidence of human-caused fires down, we feel the restrictions imposed earlier this year can be lifted,” said New Mexico State Forester Tony Delfin. “While fire danger is lower around New Mexico right now, we urge residents and visitors to still exercise a lot of caution with any use of fire and obey any local and federal restrictions that are still in place.”
New Mexico State Forestry will continue to monitor fire danger across the state and may implement restrictions again, if conditions worsen.
Since July 2011, New Mexico State Forestry has reported 750 fires, which have burned more than 123,593 acres on state and private land.