Fire Restrictions in the South Central Zone are being lifted in many areas just after midnight, early Friday morning, September 13, 2013. Stage 1 restrictions are being lifted for Gallatin National Forest, including the Lee Metcalf and Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Areas. Restrictions are also lifted for BLM lands and forested State and private lands within Gallatin and Park counties. The Park County burn ban is also rescinded. Burn permits continue to be required on the private lands within Gallatin and Park counties.
Because the recent moisture was fairly scattered across the landscape, fire officials ask that everyone continue using extreme caution when recreating or working in woods to decrease the chance of fires. Fire officials caution the public to not be fooled by the cooler temperatures and rain events of late. Remember to bring a bucket, water, and shovel and to always leave your campfire dead out, which means no heat to the touch.
For more detailed information, the public should contact the local land management agency.
The following is a summary of current fire restrictions:
|Gallatin National Forest||None||Fire Restrictions lifted as of September 13, 2013||Bozeman District Office
|Bureau of Land Management Gallatin and Park counties||None||Fire Restrictions lifted as of September 13, 2013||Butte Field Office
|Yellowstone National Park||Normal restrictions in place||Fires are permitted only in designated Yellowstone camping areas, in picnic areas with fire grates and in some backcountry campsites. Any dead-and-down material may be used as firewood, but chainsaws are prohibited. Thoroughly extinguish all fires.||Park information:
|Montana DNRC – State and private forested lands in Gallatin and Park counties||None||Restrictions lifted as of September 13, 2013.||Central Land Office
|Gallatin County private lands||Burn Permits||Burn Permits are required in all fire districts. Selected fire districts are re-opening burn permits starting September 13, 2013. Please check your specific fire district on www.burnpermits.gov or call your fire district before you burn to determine the exact date your district is re-opening burning.||Gallatin County Rural Fire
|Park County private lands||Burn Permits||Burn Ban lifted as of September 13, 2013.Burn permits are still required on private lands in Park County.||Contact – Park County Fire Warden
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