Smokey Bear Has Been Preventing Wildfires For 75 Years There have been parties across the country for the fire prevention icon. Maybe that's what the black bear in Estes Park, Colo., was celebrating when it broke into a home Friday night.
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Smokey Bear Has Been Preventing Wildfires For 75 Years

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Smokey Bear Has Been Preventing Wildfires For 75 Years

Smokey Bear Has Been Preventing Wildfires For 75 Years

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There have been parties across the country for the fire prevention icon. Maybe that's what the black bear in Estes Park, Colo., was celebrating when it broke into a home Friday night.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Smokey Bear just turned 75 years old, and there have been parties around the country for the fire prevention icon. And maybe that's what the black bear in Estes Park, Colo., was celebrating when it broke into a home on Friday night. Police say it came in through a door. But when an officer arrived, it chose a different exit. Police describe the animal less like Smokey and more like the Kool-Aid Man - crashing through a wall, leaving a bear-sized hole in its wake.

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Correction Aug. 12, 2019

In a previous version of this report we said a black bear broke into a home in Estes Falls, Colo. It was actually Estes Park.