The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management is reminding people of the ever-present threat of wildfire, and encouraging residents and visitors to exercise caution on the 4th of July even though they may feel a bit more secure because of an abundance of rainfall in the past month.
“Despite the recent precipitation, please remember to take care and use caution enjoying our beautiful public lands in Wyoming,” said Fire Mitigation Specialist Carmen Thomason. “The smallest spark has the potential to start a fire. For those camping over the 4th of July, remember to extinguish campfires properly with water and dirt until they are cool.
“Never leave a campfire unattended, crush cigarettes, ensure that your vehicle is parked in areas clear of vegetation and remember that fireworks are prohibited on BLM lands in Wyoming. We want everyone to have a fun but safe holiday.”