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Personal Fireworks Banned In Teton County

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It is virtually impossible to approach Teton County from any direction without seeing the seasonal fireworks outlets doing a land-office business prior to the Independence Day holiday.  However, once you cross into Teton County, Wyoming, the personal use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says there are two primary reasons for the ban.  Firstly, she says, the potential for starting a fire is significant; but also there is the ever-present potential for injury.  Clay says, “For those two reasons we ask that people just enjoy the professional displays of fireworks which will be at Teton Village and on Snow King this year, and let the professionals do the work.”  Clay says officers will be enforcing the ban and confiscating illegal fireworks from violators. She points out that people will be cited for fireworks… Law enforcement will be watching folks to track down people who are using fireworks illegally.” Although this area has not seen the incidence of wildfires that states to the south of us have, Clay points out that the danger is currently moderate and warm afternoons accompanied by windy conditions can quickly dry out fuels and make for a potentially volatile situation.

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