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For Immediate Release
Date: July 5, 2017
Contact: Brian Doherty, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal
UPDATE: County Wide Burn Ban / Call Volume over the Fourth of July Holiday
Every year our community members look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the 4th of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking. The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Prevention Office encourages summer fire safety in our community with the safety tips provided at the bottom of this press release.
The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department had a busy 4th of July holiday for 2017.
As of July 1st, the City and County of Butte-Silver Bow has initiated a county-wide burn ban. In cooperation with the Anaconda Unit of DNRC and the Southwest Montana Lands Office, the Butte-Silver Bow Fire Prevention Bureau will cease issuing burn permits and disallow the activation of burn permits. Numerous counties in Montana have entered Stage 1 fire restrictions due to the hot and dry conditions, which can lead to wildfires caused by human activity. Butte-Silver Bow is NOT under any Stage 1 conditions at this time; however, due to our hot and dry conditions, burn permits will not be allowed within our county until further notice with an anticipated re-opening some time during the fall burn season.
Safety Tips for Campfires
Prepare your Fire Site
Safely Start the Fire