Liberty County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions; Hill, Blaine Counties Entering Into Burn Ban

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HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – With fire danger ramping up as August continues, numerous jurisdictions in the region are putting restrictions in place.

Blaine County and Chouteau County have implemented burn bans that are already in effect, while Hill County’s burn ban will go into effect at 12:01 AM Friday morning.

Burn bans prohibit open burning, which is defined as “a fire where any material is burned on the ground or in an open receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney.”

There are exemptions for recreational camp fires in established pits and commercial fire rings.

Liberty County has gone into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective immediately, which includes further measures such as the prohibition of campfires in many settings.

Phillips County and the Rocky Boy’s Reservation are also in Stage 1 of Fire Restrictions.

The weather is expected to remain hot and dry through the week, with the slight potential for some storms on Wednesday and over the weekend.

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