Fire restrictions lifted on Navajo Nation

Associated Press

Published: Monday, July 25 2011 10:55 p.m. MDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Fire restrictions that had been in place for more than a month on the Navajo Nation now have been lifted.

Tribal officials say recent rain showers have reduced the danger of wildfires across the 27,000 square-mile reservation.

Those conducting ceremonies, branding livestock or burning personal possessions still have to get a burn permit from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Campfires in developed recreational areas are allowed without a permit.

— Associated Press

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