Our View: Don't get careless with fireworks this July 4th

Another Fourth of July holiday; another opportunity to see the hills catch fire.

It’s almost a yearly tradition in itself. People playing with fireworks outside of Green River or Rock Springs ignite a brushfire resulting in fire crews from multiple agencies extinguishing the blaze. The specifics may differ, involving a Roman candle, bottle rocket or ground spinner, but when sparks and dry brush combine, the result is always the same.

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