Continued hot, dry weather and significant amounts of dry vegetation are requiring additional fire restrictions to occur in a portion of the Deschutes National Forest. Beginning just after midnight tonight, the use of fire will be restricted in the Skyliners Road area due to increased hazards and the close proximity of homes to national forest land. Forest Supervisor John Allen says this is because of an unexpected delay in the removal of hazardous fuels in the Skyliners Road area. Fire restrictions will prohibit the use of building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or charcoal stoves. Smoking is also banned except within enclosed vehicle or building, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.