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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Holiday weekend increases fire danger for district


July 6, 2017

WORLAND – Since June 18, the Worland Volunteer Fire Department has answered 33 fire calls in the city and county, with 10 since July 1. During the supervision of a controlled fireworks area in Worland, the department put out 20-30 small fires, started by fireworks.

“The [Worland] gravel pits are now off limits for fireworks, as well as BLM (Bureau of Land Management) lands and in city limits,” noted Fire Chief Chris Kocher. “If people want to set off unused fireworks on private land, I highly suggest they find a brush-free area, and have water standing by.”

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