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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

No open fires will be permitted in a number of wildlife areas in Arizona beginning Wednesday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department said.

The Stage 1 fire restrictions cover campfires and charcoal-burning barbeques, among other things.

Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch devices with open flames is prohibited, along with fireworks. Discharging a firearm is prohibited except while engaged in a lawful hunt, the department said. 

However, wildlife areas will remain open and the public can use gas and propane stoves and lanterns.

The restrictions apply to the following wildlife areas: 

Alamo Wildlife Area

Allen Severson Memorial Wildlife Area

Aravaipa Wildlife Area 

Arlington Wildlife Area 

Base and Meridian Wildlife Area 

Becker Lake Wildlife Area 

Bog Hole Wildlife Area 

Chevelon Canyon Wildlife Area 

Chevelon Creek Wildlife Area 

Cibola Wildlife Area 

Clarence May Wildlife Area 

Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area

Colorado River Nature Center 

House Rock Wildlife Area 

Jacques Marsh Wildlife Area 

Lamar Haines Wildlife Area 

Luna Lake Wildlife Area 

Mittry Lake Wildlife Area 

Powers Butte Wildlife Area 

Quigley Wildlife Area 

Raymond Wildlife Area 

Robbins Butte Wildlife Area 

Roosevelt Lake Wildlife Area

Santa Rita Wildlife Area

White Mountain Wildlife Area 

Springerville Marsh Wildlife Area

Sunflower Flat Wildlife Area 

Three Bar Wildlife Area 

Tucson Mountain Wildlife Area 

Upper Verde River Wildlife Area 

Wenima Wildlife Area 

White Mountain Grasslands Wildlife Area 

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

Willcox Playa Wildlife Area

Fire restrictions are set to be implemented on some national forests as well.

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