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DIXIE FOREST ISSUES 1989 FIRE RESTRICTIONS

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The Dixie National Forest has become the second Utah national forest to issue 1989 fire restrictions, agency spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock said Friday.

"Due to the high fire danger in some parts of the state, fire restrictions have been issued for both the Uinta and Dixie national forests," Pollock said.The designation prohibits the use of campfires outside of designated campsites or developed areas such as cabins, and bans smoking in areas other than an enclosed vehicle or campgrounds.

With the Fourth of July holiday just a few days away, the federal agency also said campers should be aware that all fireworks are banned on Forest Service lands.

"Although restrictions have not been issued for the Ashley, Fish Lake, Manti-LaSal and Wasatch-Cache national forests," Pollock said, "all visitors should be aware of possible fire dangers and take the necessary precautions to ensure safety."