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July 2, 2008

Contact:
   Andrew Tkach
   307-347-5251

BLM Announces Fireworks Areas

In anticipation of the upcoming Independence Day holiday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office has announced temporary, local exceptions to the fireworks ban on public lands.

While the use and discharge of fireworks on public lands is generally prohibited by fire prevention orders, the gravel pits northwest of Worland and the bentonite hills east of Basin are areas that pose a very low risk of wildland fire occurrence. In order to provide an appropriate area to discharge fireworks during the holiday, BLM has authorized fireworks use from July4 through July 6 at these two locations. Users are reminded to properly dispose litter.

For assistance, please contact Fire Management Officer Chuck Russell at 307-388-5144.

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