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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 10/18/12
Contacts: Carmen Thomason    

BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions in Eastern Montana

Fire restrictions on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Custer, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud and Wibaux counties will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. MDT on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Conditions are still very dry, however, and hunters and other recreationists are reminded to take care not to start any unwanted fires. Keep your vehicle on the road, never leave a campfire unattended, and smoke only in an enclosed vehicle or building, making sure to crush it out completely when you’re done.

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.

To report wildfires, contact your local fire department, sheriff’s office or the BLM Miles City Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at (406) 233-2900.

Go to for more details and information on other area fire restrictions.

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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.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Milies City, Montana 59301  

Last updated: 10-18-2012