TAOS, N.M. – Campfires, smoking and chain saws now are allowed on the Carson National Forest.
Higher humidity and recent rain led to the decision to lift fire restrictions Monday throughout the northern New Mexico forest.
Officials say visitors still should be cautious and ensure campfires are drowned with water and cool to the touch.
Target shooting is allowed in some dispersed areas. Fireworks always are banned.
An area around Sardinas Canyon remains closed because of a wildfire, as do some roads and campgrounds.