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Fire danger back to ‘very high’

Posted: Monday, Oct 1st, 2012

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Fire danger dropped a notch Thursday for the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) and Grand Teton National Park, from the highest possible “extreme” back to “very high.”

Teton Interagency Fire officials dropped the rating after moderate rains fell across the area earlier last week, according to BTNF spokeswoman Mary Cernicek. Hunters and others using the park and BTNF are asked to remain very cautious.

“Fire officials warn that western Wyoming is still very dry and unseasonably warm,” Cernicek added. “While earlier season rains would bring green-up, the grasses are now frost-cured and very susceptible to fire.”

Campfires still can only be built at designated recreation sites such as established campgrounds or picnic areas and smoking is allowed only inside a building or at a developed site with three feet clearance of flammable materials, as partial fire restrictions remain in effect for the BTNF and Teton Park.

For complete fire restriction information, please visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/

egbc/dispatch/wy-tdc/index.html or www.tetonfires.com.

For the complete article see the 10-02-2012 issue.

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