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National forest issues campfire safety tips

Aug 7, 2015 From staff reports

As warm, dry weather settles over Wyoming, the Shoshone National Forest would like to remind all individuals heading to the forest to practice good campfire safety.

Forest fires can sometimes start when campfires are not put out properly. More than a dozen unattended, hot campfires have been found in the Shoshone National Forest this year.

Campers should ensure their fires are in a safe place away from tents and where the fire cannot easily spread to dry fuels. Campfires never should be left unattended and should be put out with water, ensuring all embers, sticks and coals are wet. The coals need to be cool to the touch before the fire is left.

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/shoshone or call the Washakie Ranger District office at 332-5460 or the Wind River District office at 455-2466.

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