Fire Managers to Lift Fire Restrictions on the Flathead Indian Reservation on Wednesday Morning
Fire Danger: High
Ronan, MT – Effective 00:01 am on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 fire managers across the Flathead Indian Reservation will rescind Stage I and Stage II fire restrictions. Widespread precipitation has lowered the fire danger to HIGH and has provided much needed relief for firefighters across western Montana. While fire danger has lessened, fire season in the Northern Rockies in not over. Warm, dry conditions will return to the area by mid-week, and fuel moisture content of large diameter material on the forest floor will remain as available fuel for wildfires.
Debris burning is closed until October 1, 2021. By then weather conditions will provide more security against the chance of burning debris piles escaping. Typically, the end of September marks the end of fire season, and when open burning is traditionally opened.
With restrictions lifted, campfires are allowed and folks can run internal combustion engines without restrictions. As a matter of wildfire prevention, please keep the following in mind:
- Never leave a campfire unattended until it is cold to the touch
- Light the campfire only when you have an update on safe weather and safe burning conditions. (e.g. winds calm, weather cool)