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Arizona forest lands start closing as fire danger looms

In this March 21, 2017, photo released by U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest is pictured with Bill Williams Mountain in Williams, Ariz. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that some parts will be closed to the public although officials have not decided which ones. This follows Kaibab National Forest's announcement May 11, 2018, of the temporary closure of about 15,000 acres centered on Bill Williams Mountain near Williams. The closure is intended to protect the watershed for Williams, a northern Arizona city that is a jumping-off point for many visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. (Dyan Bone/U.S. Forest Service via AP, file)

In this March 21, 2017, photo released by U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest is pictured with Bill Williams Mountain in Williams, Ariz. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that some parts will be closed to the public although officials have not decided which ones. This follows Kaibab National Forest's announcement May 11, 2018, of the temporary closure of about 15,000 acres centered on Bill Williams Mountain near Williams. The closure is intended to protect the watershed for Williams, a northern Arizona city that is a jumping-off point for many visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. (Dyan Bone/U.S. Forest Service via AP, file)