US forest managers urge revelers to swap fireworks for Silly String, but some say not so fast

This June 30, 2023 image shows a sign prohibiting fireworks in the Sandia Mountains that border Albuquerque, New Mexico. U.S. Forest Service managers are urging people to use glow sticks and cans of aerosol party string as alternatives to fireworks, but some environmentalists say the string difficult to clean up and should not be used out in nature. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Smokey Bear said it best: “Only you can prevent wildfires.”