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Fire Restrictions Lifted in Blaine, Chouteau & Hill Counties

Drought & Fire - Region 6

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In response to cooler temperatures and recent moisture, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be rescinded on all private, state, tribal and federal lands within Blaine, Chouteau and Hill counties, effective Tuesday, October 11.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.