Camping reminders for the holiday weekend |

Camping reminders for the holiday weekend

Daily News staff report

SUMMIT COUNTY – With the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, the White River National Forest is reminding visitors that fireworks are not allowed in the forest.Setting off fireworks is against the law in national forests, and fire is a danger during this time of year when fuels in the forest are dry. One spark from a firework can easily grow into a devastating wildfire.If a fire does develop, call 911 or contact local forest or county officials immediately and make your own safety a priority. Forest visitors are also reminded to make their safety a priority and protect themselves from mosquitoes by wearing bug repellent and long pants and shirts.Safe camping- Be sure to clear the brush from around campfire rings- Keep campfires small- Make sure campfires and warming fires are completely out beforeleaving, even for a short time- Smoke only in cleared areas- Avoid parking and driving in grass or brush and check catalyticconverters daily, removing all flammable material buildup- Use spark arresters on all chainsaws, stoves and off highwayvehicles.

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