Bigfoot replacing Smokey Bear in fire prevention campaign
Source: The Oregonian
Bigfoot leads state’s effort to prevent wildfires, asks Oregonians to ‘believe’, by Douglas Perry
Everybody knows Smokey Bear and his famous saying, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” The Oregon state fire marshal has decided his office can do even better. Smokey has a lot of ground to cover for the U.S. Forest Service, so Oregon is offering the bear help in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Fire Marshal Jim Walker has recruited an even bigger celebrity – who happens to be a local resident – for his own fire-safety-awareness campaign: Bigfoot.