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Montana State Office
Release Date: 09/16/10
Contacts: Jack Conner 406-896-5228    

Stillwater and Sweet Grass Counties Withdraw Fire Restrictions

Recent rainfall and an extended forecast for cooler temperatures have prompted Stillwater and Sweet Grass counties to rescind Stage 1 fire restrictions. Stillwater County has rescinded restrictions effective September 14, and Sweet Grass County will rescind restrictions effective Friday, September 17, at 12:01 a.m.

Residents of Yellowstone County wanting to burn brush or slash piles must contact the County Environmental Health Department located at the county courthouse in Billings. Residents in other counties should contact their local fire departments for burn permits.

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 precautions 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