Ronan, MT – Effective 00:01 am on Wednesday, September 20th, fire managers across the Flathead Indian Reservation will rescind Stage I and Stage II fire restrictions. Widespread precipitation has lowered the fire danger to MODERATE and has provided much needed relief for firefighters across western Montana. More precipitation is on its way, as firefighting efforts give way to repairing firelines and stabilizing burned areas to avoid problems associated with runoff.
Debris burning is closed until October 1st. By then weather conditions will provide more security against the chance of burning debris piles escaping. Typically, the end of September marks the end of fire season, and when open burning is traditionally opened.