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By Marc Kloker
For the Courier 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions On FWP Properties In Blaine County

 

September 9, 2020



In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites and wildlife management areas will be under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Blaine County beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday morning, Sept. 4. The restrictions will be in effect until further notice. This follows Stage 1 restrictions already in place in Valley, Hill and Roosevelt counties.

FWP followed the lead of officials in these counties that have adopted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. These restrictions ban campfires except where specifically exempted. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions also prohibit smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, and in areas at least three feet in diameter that are cleared of all flammable materials. People still may cook on an LP gas or propane stove that can be turned on and off.

Per FWP policy, no fires will be allowed, even in steel grates, at any fishing access site (FAS) or wildlife management area (WMA) in the above-named counties. Campfires, normally allowed, are prohibited at the following sites:

Glasgow Base Pond FAS, Valley County

Fort Peck Dredge Cut Pond (Trout Pond) FAS, Valley County

Bear Paw FAS, Hill County

Bailey Reservoir FAS, Hill County

Fresno Tail water FAS, Hill County

Open fires are already prohibited year-round at the following sites:

Faber Reservoir FAS, Blaine County

Duck Creek and School Trust FASs, Valley County

Hinsdale and Vandalia WMAs, Valley County

Lost River and Rookery WMAs, Hill County

Lewis and Clark FAS (Bridge Park), Roosevelt County.

For updates on restrictions and closures around the state, go to fwp.mt.gov, and under the “news” tab, click on “drought and fire.”

 

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