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Montana State Office
Release Date: 09/10/10
Contacts: Jack Conner 406-896-5228    

Local Counties Rescind Fire Restrictions

With cooler temperatures and significant rainfall lessening fire danger, Stage 1 fire restrictions have been rescinded in Yellowstone, Carbon, Musselshell, and Treasure counties. 

Stillwater and Sweet Grass counties will remain under Stage 1 restrictions for at least one more week.

Citizens residing in Yellowstone County can obtain burn permits through the Air Quality Office. Residents in other counties should contact their local fire departments for burn permits.

Wetter and cooler late summer weather may lead residents to believe that our fire season is over. With fuel accumulations and the possibility for warm sunny weather, the possibility for fire activity remains. Be prepared. Keep campfires small and make sure they are dead out before you leave. Keep a shovel and a bucket handy. Drive only on established roads and trails and park in areas clear of vegetation. 

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012