Smokey Bear Gets Burned After Quip Sparks Controversy


For years, Smokey Bear has been a fixture at the Ohio State Fair. Volunteers take 45-minute shifts as the voice of the 14-foot manikin, reminding passersby about fire safety amid some lighthearted banter with the crowds. But Smokey learned that if he strays too far from the script, it's the bear that gets burned.