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8 Current Restrictions

US BLM: Miles City Field Office within Carter County, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Aug 23 midnight until rescinded

Stage I Fire Restrictions Order MT-020-16-002 of the Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Carter County.
These restrictions will become effective at 12:01 a.m., MDT, August 1st, 2016 until rescinded or revoked.
Stage 1 fire restrictions apply to campfires and smoking. Under Stage 1 restrictions, the following acts are prohibited:

• Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire except within a developed recreation site, fire ring or improved site.
• Smoking, 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.
EXEMPTIONS: Only the following are allowed for this special order:
Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels.
Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted BLM permit
A Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.
Land within a city boundary is exempt, but may be subject to restrictions imposed by that city.
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.
Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Miles City Field Office at (406) 233-2800.

Carter County: private land, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Jul 28 midnight until rescinded

STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIO RESTRICTION, effective at 12:01 PM on August 1, 2016, and it shall continue to be in effect until further notice. During said restricted period, the following acts are prohibited:
a. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, unless noted and allowed in the exemptions stated below;
b. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials; and
c. Any fireworks requiring an open flame to ignite, or that emits a spark, are prohibited until further notice.
d. Any other activity that poses a significant risk of starting a fire.

EXEMPTIONS:

a. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act;
b. Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels;
c. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice;
d. Any Federal, State or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force while in the performance of an official duty;
e. All land within a city or town boundary is exempted;
f. Other exemptions which are established and unique to each agency; and,
g. Burn barrel with a spark arrester and wetting agent/fire retardant.


USFS: Custer National Forest, Ashland Ranger District, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Jul 28 midnight to 2016 Dec 01 midnight

Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 261.50(b) the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System Lands on the Custer Gallatin National Forest in Powder River, Rosebud, and Carter Counties, Montana and Harding County, South Dakota:

PROHIBITED ACTS:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. .
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or 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.

EXEMPTIONS from this Order:
a. Persons using a Forest Service provided metal campfire ring in a Developed Recreation Site.
b. Persons with a permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
c. Any Federal, State or Local Law Enforcement Officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
d. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.

This order is effective until December 1, 2016, unless rescinded earlier.

USFS: Custer National Forest, Sioux Ranger District, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Jul 28 midnight to 2016 Dec 01 11:59 p.m.

Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 261.50(b) the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System Lands on the Custer Gallatin National Forest in Powder River, Rosebud, and Carter Counties, Montana and Harding County, South Dakota:

PROHIBITED ACTS:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. .
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or 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.

EXEMPTIONS from this Order:
a. Persons using a Forest Service provided metal campfire ring in a Developed Recreation Site.
b. Persons with a permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
c. Any Federal, State or Local Law Enforcement Officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
d. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.

This order is effective until December 1, 2016, unless rescinded earlier.

MT DNRC: Eastern Land Office, Miles City Unit within Carter County, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Jul 28 midnight until rescinded

SPECIAL FIRE RESTRICTIONS - STAGE I
This Proclamation is issued in compliance with State of Montana Fire Regulation
Number 9 Sub-Chapter 1, 36.10.119, Administrative Rules of Montana (which was
promulgated under the authority of Section 76-13-104, Montana Code Annotated),
which restricts certain activities on forest lands (as defined under Section 76-13-102(3)
Montana Code Annotated).
The following acts are prohibited on all State land and private classified forest lands
lying within the boundaries of Carter County. These restrictions become effective
as of 12:01am Mountain Daylight Time, Friday, July 29, 2016 and will remain in
effect until rescinded or revoked.
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire unless noted in the
exemptions below.
2. Smoking, 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.
Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited
act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be
turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or
cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the
device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is
specifically authorized by written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or
firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
5. All land within a city boundary is exempted.
6. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or
responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

MT DNRC: Eastern Land Office, Miles City Unit within Powder River County, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Jul 20 midnight until rescinded

SPECIAL FIRE RESTRICTIONS - STAGE I
This Proclamation is issued in compliance with State of Montana Fire Regulation
Number 9 Sub-Chapter 1, 36.10.119, Administrative Rules of Montana (which was
promulgated under the authority of Section 76-13-104, Montana Code Annotated),
which restricts certain activities on forest lands (as defined under Section 76-13-102(3)
Montana Code Annotated).
The following acts are prohibited on all State land and private classified forest lands
lying within the boundaries of Powder River County. These restrictions become effective
as of 12:01am Mountain Daylight Time, Thursday, July 21, 2016 and will remain in
effect until rescinded or revoked.
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire unless noted in the
exemptions below.
2. Smoking, 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.
Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited
act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be
turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or
cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the
device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is
specifically authorized by written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or
firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
5. All land within a city boundary is exempted.
6. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or
responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

Powder River County: private land, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Jul 20 midnight until rescinded

Emergency Special Fire Restrictions - Stage I
The Powder River County Commissioners declare Stage I Fire Restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2016 until rescinded.
Following acts are prohibited:

a. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, unless noted and allowed in the exemptions stated below:
b. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials, and
c. Any fireworks requiring an open flame to ignite, or that emit a spark, are prohibited until further notice.
EXEMPTIONS:
a. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act;
b. Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels;
c. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice;
d. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force while in the performance of an official duty;
e. All land within a city or town boundary is exempted;
f. Other exemptions which are established and unique to each agency; and,
g. Burn barrel with a spark arrester and wetting agent/fire retardant.

US BLM: Miles City Field Office within Powder River County, Miles City at Stage I

from 2016 Jul 20 midnight until rescinded

Stage I Fire Restrictions Order MT-020-16-002 of the Bureau of Land Management

Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Powder River County.
These restrictions will become effective at 12:01 a.m., MDT, July 20th, 2016 until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 1 fire restrictions apply to campfires and smoking. Under Stage 1 restrictions, the following acts are prohibited:

• Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire except within a developed recreation site, fire ring or improved site.
• Smoking, 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.

EXEMPTIONS: Only the following are allowed for this special order:
Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels.
Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted BLM permit
A Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.
Land within a city boundary is exempt, but may be subject to restrictions imposed by that city.
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Miles City Field Office at (406) 233-2800.

0 Upcoming Restrictions

Miles City Area Press Release Updated: July 15, 2016 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Long days of abundant sunshine and limited rainfall means that grasses, shrubs and even trees are drying out in the Northern Rockies and Great Plains.

Whether outside for work or play, individuals need to be careful so their actions don’t accidentally spark a wildfire.

Something as simple as driving or parking a vehicle with a hot muffler in high, dry grass can start a fire. So can the use of powered equipment without a proper spark arrester. Use established fire rings or grills and make sure your campfire or charcoal briquettes are put dead out. Smoking should be restricted to open areas such as pavement or dirt. Check with your local city and county for information on their policy for campfires/burn barrels. Always check information boards at campgrounds and trail heads and agency websites for policies within that recreational area.

The public is encouraged to be on the lookout for fires and to report these new starts. To report wildfires call the Miles City Interagency Dispatch at 406-233-2900. The public should always dial 911 for emergencies. More fire information can be found at http://www.wildcad.net/WCMT-MCC.htm. For the latest BLM news and updates visit us on the web at www.blm.gov/mt, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BLMMontana , or follow us on Twitter @BLMMTDKs and @BLMMTDK_Fire.

Remember the smallest spark has the potential to cause significant damage, so please do your part to prevent wildfires: One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.

Miles City Area Information Updated: July 21, 2016 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fuel conditions are dry across the Eastern Montana area and it only takes one spark to start a wildfire. Ranchers, farmers, and recreationists are reminded to help prevent wildfires. Check with your local city and county for information on their policy for campfires/burn barrels. Always check information boards at campgrounds and trail heads and agency websites for policies within that recreational area. • Stay on designated roads and trails on public lands • Avoid driving and parking in dry grass and sagebrush • Check for loose trailer chains and any items that could drag causing a spark • Ensure spark arrestors are working properly on off-road vehicles and chainsaws
• Check and maintain your vehicles and equipment • Keep equipment clean from the build-up of chaff and dust • Never leave a campfire or burn barrel unattended • Extinguish fires until cold to the touch

Make certain you have plenty of water, a fire extinguisher and shovel with you. If a fire starts call 911 immediately, since fire resources may be traveling along distance to get on scene. Remember, One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire!