Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect on all federal, state, and private land in Big Horn, Carbon, and Yellowstone counties at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Treasure County is already under Stage 1 restrictions.
Go to http://firerestrictions.firecenter.umt.edu/FireRestriction_pub/ for more details and information on other area fire restrictions.
Under Stage 1, campfires are prohibited, and smoking is allowed only 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. Camp stoves fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off are exempted from the restriction. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet.
Some counties may require a permit for agricultural burning. Contact the local fire department or sheriff’s office for more information and to obtain any necessary permits.
Take extra caution when working and recreating outdoors to prevent wildland fire starts. Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.