Fire Danger EXTREME on the Flathead Indian Reservation
Ronan, Montana –Hot, dry conditions and lack of precipitation forecasted have prompted wildland fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire to raise the fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to EXTREME, effective immediately. Extreme fire danger means that dry grasses and needles ignite easily, fires can spread rapidly and may be difficult to control.
While implementing area fire restrictions is being discussed, there are currently no fire restrictions in place on the Flathead Indian Reservation aside from the fact that outdoor burning by permit remains closed on CS&KT. Residents and visitors are urged to visit www.MTFireInfo.org to learn of fire restrictions that are in place throughout Montana. While we cannot regulate the lightning, we CAN control our human caused sparks. Use Caution 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.
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!