South Central Zone Fire Restrictions

SCZone-PreventionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Contact:         See Agency Contacts Below

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  The Park County burn ban is also rescinded.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:

Area Fire Restriction Explanation CONTACT
Gallatin National Forest None Fire Restrictions lifted as of September 13,   2013 Bozeman District Office
(406) 522-2520
West Yellowstone
District Office
406-823-6961www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin
Bureau of Land Management  Gallatin and Park counties None Fire Restrictions   lifted as of September 13, 2013 Butte Field Office
406-533-7600
www.blm.gov/mt
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/BLMMontana
Twitter:  @BLM_MTDK_Fire
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:
(307) 344-2015
www.yellowstonepark.com
Montana DNRC – State and private forested lands in   Gallatin and Park counties None Restrictions lifted   as of September 13, 2013. Central Land Office
(406) 458-3500
www.dnrc.mt.gov/
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
(406) 548-0144
www.gallatin.mt.gov
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
(406) 222-4188
www.parkcounty.orgFacebook:   Park County, MontanaTwitter:   @parkcountyMT 

 

 

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