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2013 Fire season slows, not over

Posted: Monday, Sep 9th, 2013

PINEDALE – Fire danger in the Bridger-Teton Nation Forest (BTNF) has been reduced from high to moderate, however, BTNF Public Information Officer Mary Cernicek said the BTNF is not out of the woods yet.

With hunting season approaching, many sportsmen start warming fires in early morning hours to get toasty before they hit the trail. Sometimes they fail to put their fires out completely and the campfire escapes. Cernicek said traditionally fires pop up in the fall due to hunters recklessly leaving their campfires.

“Environmentally, the weather is cooperating, but that does not mean fires can’t start,” Cernicek said.

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