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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Montana State Office
 
Release Date: 10/11/11
Contacts: Ann Boucher 406-896-5011    

Counties Lift Fire Restrictions


Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater and Treasure counties will rescind Stage 1 fire restrictions by Friday morning.

Even when restrictions are lifted, fire danger still exists. Do your part to prevent wildfires.

Drive only on existing roads and trails, watch where you park, and check your undercarriage. A number of vehicles have burned this year due to accumulated vegetation igniting in the undercarriage.

Keep your campfire small, and make sure it’s dead out before you leave. Keep a shovel and a bucket handy. 

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.

More information about wildfire safety and statewide fire restrictions is available at http://firerestrictions.firecenter.umt.edu/FireRestriction_pub/.

Take extra precautions when working and recreating outdoors to prevent wildland fire starts. Anyone who causes a 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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Last updated: 06-28-2012