Kalispell, MT – August 16, 2019- Cooperating Interagency Fire Officials across northwest Montana need your help. Fire crews in our interagency zone have been responding to multiple calls of illegal residential debris burns, and we need those firefighters to be ready to respond to possible hold-over fires from lightning strikes of recent storms. Don’t be the spark that ignites a wildfire!
𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥: B𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙙𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝙃𝙄𝘽𝙄𝙏𝙀𝘿 𝙞𝙣 𝙁𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙅𝙪𝙡𝙮, 𝘼𝙪𝙜𝙪𝙨𝙩, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧. You may still have recreational campfires (defined as 3 x 3 x 3), but as always, be cautious and use the Drown, Stir, and Feel method to be sure your campfire is dead out!
𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗦 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗗 𝗧𝗢 𝗕𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗡𝗚:
► Campfires need to be DEAD OUT
► Don’t drag trailer chains
► Dispose of cigarette ash and butts appropriately
► Practice fire-safe target shooting. Remember, exploding targets are prohibited on public land
► Don’t park on dry grass
If you are visiting Glacier National Park please note that campfires are only allowed in designated sites and target shooting is prohibited.
Montana Open Burning Information Cheat Sheet: http://deq.mt.gov/…/…/OpenBurn/MontanaOpenBurningPeriods.pdf
Flathead County Burn Restrictions: http://flatheadhealth.org/environmental-h…/burn-restrictions
Interagency Fire Officials will continue to monitor conditions. For more information, contact your fire protection agency.