Fire Restrictions Lifted at Fishing Access Sites in Stillwater, Big Horn Counties
By angelamontana

Posted: September 9, 2014

BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Stillwater and Big Horn counties.

In July, FWP followed the counties’ leads and imposed Stage I fire restrictions at its properties. Under Stage I restrictions, campfires were banned at fishing access sites and smoking was limited to vehicles, buildings and areas cleared of vegetation.

After a week of rain, high relative humidity, cool temperatures and predictions of snow, Stillwater County officials found that the danger of wildfire had decreased to the point where they could rescind the restrictions. The change takes effect immediately. Big Horn County officials rescinded restrictions two weeks ago.

All fire restrictions now have been lifted in south central Montana..

(Report by Montana FWP)