Teton park and county officials remind residents, visitors of fireworks ban

Jul 2, 2012

Grand Teton National Park officials are reminding people that fireworks are not allowed in the park at any time. Fireworks are also banned in the Bridger Teton National Forest and Teton County.

Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says this Fourth of July, the extremely dry conditions would make fireworks particularly dangerous.

"Because of the extreme dry vegetation, it’s very easy to start an unwanted wildfire, and have it get out of hand.”

Skaggs says that anyone caught setting off fireworks or leaving campfires unattended will be ticketed and charged.

The dry conditions have prompted Governor Matt Mead to call for a fire ban on all state lands, and twelve Wyoming counties have also instituted fire bans.