REMINDER: Fire bans still in place this Labor Day Weekend

JACKSON, Wyo. — As much as we all love making smores and sitting at a warm cozy fire under the stars, now is not the time for that.

High temperatures, heavy winds, and little precipitation throughout the past several weeks have led to very high fire danger. Because of this, fire bans will remain in effect throughout the Labor Day Weekend.

After all, most can agree that breathing in smoke and not even being able to see the Tetons is much worse than one night of sacrificing smores. Not to mention devastating the forests, potential loss of homes, or even endangering someone’s life.

“As you head out for our Labor Day Weekend adventures please remember a few things,” Bridger-Teton National Forest Service said on social media. “Fire Restrictions are in place across the Bridger-Teton National Forest and many of the surrounding counties. This weekend is expected to very warm and windy and a fire weather watch is in effect until Sunday evening.”

The reminder comes as officials are still trying to douse several fires in areas around Jackson.

Another thing to note is if you post old pictures with a campfire, please clarify that the pictures were not taken during the fire ban. This can help avoid confusion if officials are searching for those not following the ban.

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