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Yellowstone Imposes Fire Restrictions

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Yellowstone National Park Friday announced the imposition of fire restrictions due to the continued drying conditions.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says the current rating in the park of “very high” prompted the park to put the restrictions into place. Like the restrictions in neighboring Grand Teton National Park, the limited restrictions include lighting, building or using a campfire, barbecue or grill only in designated sites with established fire rings, smoking only in enclosed vehicles, buildings or designated parking areas and campsites, and of course fireworks are never permitted in the park.  Use of gas powered portable stoves or lanterns are still permitted when used with caution.  Hottle says anyone negligently or willfully starting a wildland fire can be held responsible for the costs of the fire and charged with a crime.

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