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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Montana State Office
 
Release Date: 08/30/11
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

Stillwater County to Enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions


Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect on all federal, state, and private land in Stillwater County September 2 at 12:01 a.m.  Big Horn, Yellowstone, Treasure, and Carbon counties are already under Stage 1 restrictions.

Go to http://firerestrictions.firecenter.umt.edu/FireRestriction_pub/ for more details and information on other area fire restrictions.

Under Stage 1, campfires are prohibited, and smoking is allowed only within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. Camp stoves fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off are exempted from the restriction. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet.

Some counties may require a permit for agricultural burning. Contact the local fire department or sheriff’s office for more information and to obtain any necessary permits.

Take extra caution when working and recreating outdoors to prevent wildland fire starts. Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.



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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