The Coconino and Kaibab national forest, Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff have all lifted fire restrictions earlier today, after recent rains and higher humidity, along with forecasted rains, has lowered fire danger. The Walnut Canyon and Pumphouse wash area closures area lifted, but fire-related closures will remain in effect around the Pipeline and Haywire fire areas, but have been reduced in size. Fossil Creek is still closed. Even with fire restrictions completely lifted, smoking and use of electronic cigarettes are prohibited in all public places within the City of Flagstaff, including City Parks, Open Spaces, and the Flagstaff Urban Trail System at all times. Also, outdoor fires of any kind for any purpose within the City of Flagstaff are prohibited except by the authority of a written permit from the Fire Department. Coconino County residents are encouraged to remain vigilant since even isolated fires can pose a public safety hazard. As areas of the forests, county, and city parks reopen for recreation, county residents and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution in their activities and when operating outdoor cooking appliances, barbecue grills, and vehicles.