Officials at Grand Canyon National Park have implemented stage two fire restrictions for the South Rim because of increased fire danger.
All campfires, wood and charcoal-burning stoves and grills and other open flames will be prohibited. It includes all campgrounds and residential areas. The use of pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns and heaters, however, is allowed.
Officials say fuels in the area are drying out and predicted hot temperatures are in the forecast making continued fire danger likely. They urge all visitors to the park to be especially cautious.
The fire restrictions will remain in effect until the area receives significant precipitation and fire danger decreases.