Zion National Park Restricts Smoking, Fires

Zion National Park Restricts Smoking, Fires


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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.

Only petroleum, propane gas stoves, and charcoal fires are permitted in campgrounds and picnic areas. Smoking is permitted only within vehicles and buildings or in a designated area.

Grass grew quickly and thickly in a wetter-than-average spring but then dried, creating a considerable fire threat, park administrators said in a news release Monday.

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

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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