BILLINGS – Wheatland County entered Stage 1 fire restrictions last week. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks follows the county’s lead in placing fire restrictions on its properties within the county.
Under Stage 1 restrictions, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire at FWP sites is not allowed. People also may not smoke except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is cleared of flammable materials. Recreationists may cook on a liquid petroleum gas or propane stove that can be turned on and off.
FWP owned properties in Wheatland County include: Haymaker Wildlife Management Area, Selkirk Fishing Access Site (FAS), Deadman’s Basin FAS, and Harlowton FAS.
These restrictions at FWP sites will be in place until further notice. FWP urges people to use caution while they are out recreating due to dry conditions and fire dangers.