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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Montana State Office
 
Release Date: 09/09/09
Contacts: Ann Boucher 406-896-5011    

Fire Restrictions Dropped in Musselshell County


Fire restrictions on private, state and federal lands in Musselshell County will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 10.  Stage 1 fire restrictions will stay in place in Treasure County.

The danger of fire is decreasing with the shorter days and cooler temperatures, but fire officials warn that fire season may not be completely over.

Anyone who works or recreates outdoors should continue to use caution. Make sure that your campfire is dead out before you leave; stop and park only in areas cleared of vegetation; and always carry a shovel, bucket and fire extinguisher.

Any open burning other than a campfire still requires a burn permit. Contact your local fire department or sheriff’s office for more information. 

Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.

To report a wildland fire, call 911. For current information on fire restrictions and closures, go to www.firerestrictions.org. To learn more about fire prevention, call the Custer National Forest at 406-657-6200; Bureau of Land Management at 406-896-5013; Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation at 406-247-4400; Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks at 406-247-2940; Big Horn County at 406-665-9860; Carbon County at 406-446-1234; Stillwater County at 406-321-0204; Sweet Grass County at 406-932-3011;Yellowstone County at 256-2775; or your local fire department or sheriff’s office. 



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 06-28-2012