The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75thbirthday with a sing-along and more at the Minnesota State Fair. Smokey is celebrating fire prevention successes and urging all Minnesotans to be careful with fire. Smokey Bear is one of the most well-known symbols in the United States. An amazing 96 percent of U.S. adults recognize Smokey Bear and 70 percent are able to recall Smokey’s tagline without prompting – “Only you can prevent wildfires.”