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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 10/11/11
Contacts: Karly Krausz 406-538-1086    

Fire Restrictions Rescinded in Blaine, Chouteau and Hill Counties

In response to cooler temperatures and recent moisture, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be rescinded on all private, state, tribal and federal lands within Blaine, Chouteau and Hill counties, effective Tuesday, October 11. However, burn permits are still required for any debris burning and may have additional limits. Check with your local sheriff’s office or fire department for information on burn permits.

The Lewistown Area Restrictions Group would like to remind the public when working and recreating outdoors to please continue to use extreme caution in order to decrease the chance of human-caused fires and avoid resource and property damage. Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence may be held accountable for damage and fire suppression costs. Normal field activities such as off-road vehicle travel, smoking, the use of fires for warming and cooking, and even the firing of weapons can readily start fires under the right conditions. 

The Lewistown Area Restrictions Group coordinates interagency fire restrictions on federal, state, tribal and private land in the Lewistown Restrictions Area, covering north-central and extreme northeastern Montana. 

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