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County Commissioners Vote to Ease Fire Restrictions

Will Go Into Effect Friday Morning

During their regular meeting Wednesday morning, County Commissioners Mary Armstrong and Paul Tweten voted to ease fire restrictions. Chair John Fahlgren was away on county business.

Valley County has been under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions due to the excessively dry conditions since July 1.

A motion was made by Commissioner Armstrong and seconded by Commissioner Tweten to transition from Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to Fire Season effective at 12:01 am on Friday October 1, 2021.

Co-Fire Wardens, Bob Hansen, and Robert Brunelle recommended the move from Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to regular Fire Season, during which time no person shall set any forest fire, slash-burning fire, debris-burning fire, or open fire within the County protection area without having obtained an official permit to ignite or set fire from the Valley County Sheriff or Dispatch Office at 406-228-4333 Opt. 2.

 

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