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Utah fire restrictions have been lifted

All fire restrictions in Utah have been lifted, thanks to a drop in temperatures and increased moisture.

The restrictions had been in place since early July but were rescinded Wednesday, according to a Utah Interagency Fire Information statement.

The continued drought conditions over the summer had many officials worried that this years' wildland fire season would be the worst ever. Preliminary figures, however, indicate that fire activity this season was moderate.

At the height of this summer's restrictions, campfires were generally not allowed and fireworks were banned.

Fire officials credited the public's vigilance for helping to keep wildfires down this year. They also reminded people to continue using caution in all outdoor activities since many parts of the state still remain vulnerable to wildfires.