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      Only you can prevent forest fires

      Campers in Michigamme got up close and personal with a bear Saturday, except this one was of the friendly kind.

      It's the fifth year Smokey Bear made his appearance at the Van Riper campgrounds. Every year families gather to learn the rules of fire safety with the beloved bear.

      "We're camping at the area in the park, and it's definitely an important fact to learn about fire safety living in the woods," said Susan Lucas of Hardwood, MI.

      Smokey instructed kids to not play with matches and the importance and dangers of wildfires.