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Yellowstone Employee Sentenced for Starting Wildfire

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A seasonal worker for a Yellowstone concessionaire has just been sentenced to three months in jail for starting a wildfire that burned four acres of grass and sage before it was contained.

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According to park officials, the worker in question dropped a lighted cigarette near the north entrance of the national park while sitting at a picnic table on July 26. The worker was also sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation, was prohibited from entering Yellowstone National Park for two years, and was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution.

As Smokey the Bear says, “only YOU can prevent forest fires.”

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