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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Interagency
 
Release Date: 10/30/12
Contacts: Ann Boucher    
  406-896-5255    

Most Fire Restrictions Lifted in South Central Montana


Fire restrictions in south central Montana will be lifted as of October 26 with one exception. Private land in Treasure County remains under Stage I restrictions. Status updates will be posted at http://firerestrictions.us/.

Some counties may require a permit for agricultural or any type of open burning. Contact your local fire department or sheriff’s office for more information and to obtain any necessary permits.
 
Despite the recent precipitation, hunters and other recreationists are reminded to take care not to spark any unwanted fires. Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.
 
In burned areas, also be aware of loose soils and the potential for fire-weakened trees to fall.

Go to http://firerestrictions.us/ for more details and information on other area fire restrictions.



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: 10-30-2012