Zion National Park Restricts Fires, Smoking

Zion National Park Restricts Fires, Smoking

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Zion National Park in southwestern Utah has banned smoking on trails and open-flame campfires because of extreme fire danger.

Starting Wednesday, only petroleum, propane gas stoves, and charcoal fires are permitted in campgrounds and picnic areas. Smoking is permitted only within vehicles, buildings, developed recreation sites or in designated areas.

Fireworks continue to be banned on all federal public lands.

Violators could face up to $5,000 in fines and 12 months in jail.

The restrictions will be in place until the threat has declined and officials lift them.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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