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Lincoln County

Citizen Evacuation Guide

Lincoln County BANS Fireworks and
Goes to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
by Resolution 938 signed by the County Commissioners at 1pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2015



In addition, The County will also go to Stage 1 fire restrictions.  This includes all private, state, and federally managed/ classified forested lands in the County.

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire except within a developed recreation site, or improved site.
  2. Smoking, 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 barren or cleared of all flammable materials.


  1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off.
  3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  5. All land within a city boundary is exempted.
  6. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.


An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.


Please take extra caution when working and recreating outdoors to prevent wildland fire starts.  Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.


The smallest spark has the potential to cause significant damage, so always crush smokes dead out; never leave a campfire unattended; ensure that your vehicle has a properly installed spark arrester that is operational; stop and park only in areas clear of vegetation; and observe all fire restrictions.  Take precautions, but always be prepared: carry a shovel, bucket and fire extinguisher. Also remember that cross country travel is not allowed on most federal and state lands. 


For more information about fire prevention, please contact the Kootenai National Forest at 406-295-4693; Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation at 406-751-2247; Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks at 406-542-5518; Lincoln County at 406-293-6295; or your local fire department.      

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