Contact: Lisa Osborn , 406-295-7558
Contact: Jeff Stevenson , 406-283-7795
Northern Rockies Coordination Group Kalispell Area Interagency News Release
Libby,MT.—All Fire Restrictions will be rescinded across North West Montana.Jurisdictions include:
On most of the jurisdiction listed above all fire restrictions have been rescinded effective immediately. The Flathead County Commissioners will meet on Thursday to decide whether to rescind restrictions in Flathead County.
Please remember that even though fire restrictions have been rescinded fire season is still active. There are many fires burning in the area so you may still see smoke and flames within fire areas. There are many fire area closures please call your local Forest Service, DNRC or county fire department office for more information. Remember that you must stay out of closure areas until the closure is lifted by the land management agency.
At this time no open burning is allowed.
As hunting season begins, land managers want to remind hunters to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors. The Kalispell area fire restrictions group isurging caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark/ember from an unattended warming fire, muzzle of a gun or a hot exhaust pipe on a vehicle can ignite the dry grass.Please refrain from building campfires/warming fires during windy or dry conditio.
With that in mind, here are a few suggestions to avoid sparking a wildfire:
Please keep wildfire safety in mind and have a safe and memorable hunting experience.
Last updated: September 10, 2015