HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Hill and Blaine Counties will begin Stage 1 fire restriction on Friday, August 10th, starting at 12:01 AM. The BLM reports that these restrictions apply to all state, private, and Bureau of Land Management lands and Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, which is located in both Blaine And Phillips counties.
The Stage 1 fire restrictions apply to campfires and smoking. Campfires and other fires are prohibited except in approved recreation sites, as designated on the fire prevention order. Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
The public is urged to be extremely cautions during this fire season. Even the smallest spark has the potential to cause significant damage, so please do your part to prevent wildfires. Crush cigarettes dead out and never leave a campfire unattended.
You can take precautions while recreating on public lands by always carrying a shovel, bucket and fire extinguisher in your vehicle or keeping them nearby and readily available.
Any individual who causes a wildfire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.