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Current Weather Conditions   Forest fires in Montana are serious. Fire prevention is serious. During the past few years, a lack of rain has made the summer and fall fire seasons even more serious than normal. You can check the current weather and fire conditions at Visit Montana or at Gallatin National Forest.
 

 
Restrictions   While at either of these sites, check the restricted and closed areas. Restricted areas fall into two categories.
 
Stage I Restrictions
  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire except within a developed recreation site, or improved site.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
Stage II Restrictions
  • Building maintaining, attending, or using a campfire.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • (Prohibitied from 1:00pm to 1:00am) Operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine for felling, bucking, skidding, road building and woodcutting during industrial operations or fire wood gathering.
  • (Prohibitied from 1:00pm to 1:00am) Blasting, welding, or other activities that generate flame or flammable material.
  • (Prohibitied from 1:00pm to 1:00am)Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails.
 
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