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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Montana State Office
 
Release Date: 06/30/11
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

Fourth of July Fire Safety Reminder


Our cool wet spring is giving way to warmer, drier conditions. Smokey Bear and your wildland firefighters would like to remind everyone to use extreme caution while recreating on public lands. 

For those who are camping over the 4th of July, remember to extinguish campfires properly with water and dirt until coals are cool.  

As a reminder, there are no fireworks allowed on public lands.  That includes lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and National Park Service.
 
In communities where fireworks are still allowed, remember to be safe during the holiday. 
 
Keep water and a shovel nearby in the case of a mishap. 
 
Pay attention to your surroundings and report any irresponsible behavior to the appropriate authorities.
 
As Smokey says, “It’s up to you.”
 
Do your part. Don’t start wildfires.


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