Bridger-Teton Forest Urges Fire Caution

Jackson, WY – Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are concerned about this year's mild fire season flaring up at the end of summer. Forest Spokeswoman Mary Cernicek says fire dangers are up in the west due to recent warm weather. Cernicek says the fire danger is only moderate on the Bridger-Teton now, but conditions are there for a large fire. She says the long term weather forecast calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation through October. Cernicek says forest visitors need to make sure campfires are completely extinguished and be careful discarding cigarettes.