From CSKT Division of Fire 

RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes fire danger. The Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger is at Moderate, but is very close to High, especially on the west side of the reservation. Debris burning by permit is CLOSED for the fire season. Fuel moistures are starting to lower as temperatures are climbing. The near-term forecast calls for high temperatures and low relative humidity.

Although no restrictions are in place at this time, The Division of Fire would like to stress to the public the importance of fire safety while out working and recreating in the outdoors.

Nighttime and early morning patrols at area campgrounds and popular recreation sites have revealed that the vast majority of campers have been following fire safe practices with campfires or charcoal fires. Firefighters in the area want to extend thanks to those who have paid attention to fire safety.

The Flathead Indian Reservation is currently in Moderate fire danger. Please do your part to ensure there is One Less Spark as a result of your outdoor activities in the heat of the afternoon.

1. Mowing tall grass where the blade can strike a rock

2. Safety chains sparking on the road while towing a trailer

3. Failure to have a spark arrester in your equipment’s exhaust system in grassy areas

If a small fire becomes a full-blown forest fire, it could lead to arson charges, fines and even the bill for all fire-caused costs.

Tremendous effort goes into preventive programs and information campaigns. Division of Fire officials want to stop human caused fires during this fire season

If you witness any suspicious acts or abandoning campfires please contact your local police or call 1-800-47-ARSON. It’s an anonymous call and your identity will remain confidential. You may also go online to www.wetip.com. Rewards go up to $10,000. Let’s work together to keep our wild land areas safe and protected.

For any questions call The Division of Fire at 406.676.2550.

Find them on Facebook at @CSKT.Division.of.Fire

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