July 6, 2021 - Ronan, Montana –Wildland fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire have raised the fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to VERY HIGH, effective immediately. Very High fire danger means that dry grasses and needles ignite easily, fires can spread rapidly and may be difficult to control.
Firefighters have responded to unattended campfires, equipment and firework fires this last week. The public needs to be safe when outdoors. Do not drive or park in tall grass. Farmers should hay in the mornings or late evenings. Unattended campfires are likely to escape. Always attend your campfire and use established fire rings. Remember to completely drown your campfire with water, stir the coals and embers, then drown again and make sure the campfire is cool to the touch. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.
Outdoor burning by permit is closed within the Flathead Indian Reservation. Debris burning will resume after the fire season, typically on October 1.
Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution when recreating outdoors. Remember, fireworks are prohibited on all tribal, state and federal classified forestlands.
Do your part to prevent a wildfire spark! One less spark is one less wildfire!