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The outbreak of forest fires has caused a ban on campfires in U.S. Forests and in Yavapai County.

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Wildfire season explodes in Arizona

Raging fire is a sharp reminder for residents to quickly clear a defensible space around their homes as fire season got an early kick start this weekend. Four major wildfires are already burning in central Arizona. One of the largest is here in the Prescott National Forest. Smoke from the fires is blanketing the Verde Valley and local fire crews are head out to help.