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EXTREME fire hazard on the Flathead Indian Reservation | News


RONAN – Hot, dry conditions and lack of forecasted precipitation prompted the Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire forest fire officials to increase the fire danger in Flathead Indian Reservation to EXTREME, effective immediately. Extreme fire danger means dry grasses and needles ignite easily, fires can spread quickly and can be difficult to control.

While the implementation of fire restrictions in the area is under discussion, there are currently no fire restrictions in place on the Flathead Indian Reservation other than the outdoor burning by permit remains closed on CS&KT. Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit to learn about the fire restrictions that are in place throughout Montana. Although we cannot regulate lightning, we CAN control our man-made sparks. Be careful when you are outside!

Do not drive or park in tall grass. Farmers should make hay in the morning or late at night. Unattended campfires are likely to escape. Always attend your campfire and use established the fire is ringing. Remember to completely drown your campfire with water, stir up the embers and embers, then drown again and make sure the campfire is cool to the touch. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

Outdoor burning by permit is closed in the Flathead Indian Reservation. Burning of the debris will resume after the fire season, typically October 1.

Remember that fireworks are prohibited on all tribal, state and federal classified forests.

Do your part to avoid a wildfire spark! One less spark is one less fire!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice, please contact the Fire Division at 676-2550 or CT Camel, Prevention Specialist, at 406-676-2550 ext. 6407 or email: