Drought & Fire - Region 5
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Yellowstone and Carbon counties.
Monday officials in Yellowstone and Carbon counties voted to issue Stage I restrictions, which ban campfires except where specifically exempted, and allow smoking only in vehicles and areas three feet in diameter that are cleared of flammable materials.
Montana FWP has no exemptions for campfires in fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in the two counties. People still may cook on an LP gas or propane stove that can be turned on and off.
The restrictions are in response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires. They will be in effect until further notice.