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Campers and wildfires

In 2016 the states of Oregon and Washington banned campfires because of the risk of forest fires starting. However, people camping ignored the laws and abundance of signs saying that you shouldn’t start campfires. This led to huge forest fires starting. 88% of the forest fires in 2018 were shown to have been started by campfires. Although they should have, most of the park rangers didn’t tell people to stop. I think that park rangers should enforce the laws against starting campfires to keep us and the wildlife all safe. Campers should also be responsible.

Wyatt Hopkins, age 11



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