Implementation of Phase 1 fire restrictions on Flathead Indian Reservation land Friday | New

POLSON, Mont. – Level 1 fire restrictions are in place on Flathead Indian Reservation lands from Friday.

The CSKT Fire Division announced it was implementing the restrictions, effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 5.

The following items are prohibited under the restrictions:

  • Constructing, maintaining, assisting or using a fire or campfire, except on a developed recreational site or an improved site.
  • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, furnished recreation site, or stationary in an area at least three feet in diameter that is sterile or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Drive motorized vehicles off roads and developed trails.

Here are the exceptions to the order:

  1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  2. Persons using a fire fueled only by liquid petroleum or LPG that can be switched on and off.
  3. Persons conducting activities in designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by a posted written notice.
  4. Any federal, state, or local officer, member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  5. Other agency/tribe-specific exemptions (i.e. cultural fires, tanning, sweats, etc.)
  6. All land within the city limits is exempt.

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