BLM rescinds closure order for Woods Creek Fire

(BUTTE, Mont.) – The Bureau of Land Management has removed its previous fire restrictions for BLM-administered lands within the boundaries of the Woods Creek Fire near Townsend.

The Recission of Closure for Woods Creek Wildfire Operations order was signed by field managers from both the BLM’s Butte and Lewistown field offices today and takes effect immediately.

The order rescinds the small-scale closure previously invoked due to this summer’s Woods Creek Fire which grew to more than 55,000 acres in the Big Belt Mountains after being reported in early July.

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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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