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Fire Restrictions Remain

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It should go without saying, but just to be sure, Bridger Teton National Forest is reminding the public – including hunters coming into the area – that fire restrictions remain in place on all public lands.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that this means forest visitors cannot have open campfires just anywhere on the forest – it has to be in a permanent, pre-designated, provided spot in a developed campground.  Cernicek says quite simply, if you are not in a developed pay campground, you cannot have a fire.  She says the forest also has restrictions on the type of stove being used by campers.  It must have the ability to turn the fuel on and off. Cernicek points out that the fire danger here remains very high.  She adds that recreationists also need to be very aware if they are camping or hiking in recently burned areas because there are hazards associated with them including snags, or burned standing tress that could fall over.

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