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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The remaining Utah fire restrictions have been rescinded.
The Utah Interagency Fire Center lifted the restrictions on Wednesday, but cautioned that many areas of the state remain susceptible to wildfires.
Fires were prohibited except within designated fire pits and grills in developed camping or picnic sites. Smoking was prohibited except in a vehicle, building, developed recreation site or in an area cleared 3 feet in diameter of flammable material. Fireworks also were banned.
When total bans were imposed, fires weren't allowed at all, except for devices using petroleum or propane.
The restrictions had been in place since early July. Fire officials feared that with the state's prolonged drought, the extreme danger could have led to one of the worst fire years on record.
Instead, preliminary reviews show a moderate year, the agency said.
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