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Treasure County Adopts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Effective July 23

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Drought & Fire - Region 7

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region 7 will adopt Stage I Fire Restrictions in Treasure County in cooperation with local governments. This order will go into effect on Friday July 23, 2010, 12:01 a.m. (midnight) for Amelia Island & Isaac Homestead Wildlife Management Area’s and Meyer’s Bridge Fishing Access Site.

 

Stage I Restrictions:  The following acts are prohibited until further notice.

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire unless noted in the exemptions below.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

 

Exemptions:

1.     Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.

2.     Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.

3.     Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.

4.     Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

5.     All land within a city boundary is exempted.

6.     Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

 

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

 

 

Brad Schmitz Regional Supervisor

Region 7, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

PO Box 1630

Miles City, MT 59301