BLM closes two campgrounds due to nearby fires

(MALTA, Mont.) – Due to the rapidly-growing Pine Grove Fire (also called the Hays/Lodgepole Fire), the Bureau of Land Management’s Malta Field Office temporarily closed the Camp Creek Campground, located about 1 mile north of Zortman; and the Montana Gulch Campground, located about 1/2 mile west of Landusky.

 The campgrounds will remain closed until fire management officials determine it is safe to reopen the area to the public.

 The fire is currently under the supervision of a Type 3 Incident Command. Fire information updates are currently being posted on the Fort Belknap and Phillips County Sheriff’s Office Facebook pages.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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