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There have been 17 fires in Fergus County in the last two weeks. Nearly 1,500 acres have burned in the county.

Effective immediately, Fergus County is under an open burn ban.

Open burning of any kind.
Use of Fireworks.

Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill.
Fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves within buildings only.
Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
Recreational fires (under 48" in diameter).
Residential use of charcoal grills, Tiki torches, fires in chimneys or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
Persons with a written permit that authorizes the prohibited acts (permits obtained through the Fergus County Fire Warden).

*Federal Lands are not included in this County Burn Ban. Please check with the USFS Office for federal land status or visit www.firerestrictions.us/mt/





The Ridgetop Fire was reported at 11:30 am on August 1st. The fire was burning 35 miles North of Winnett, Montana in Petroleum County. The fire burned 11,128 acres and is now 100% contained. 

17 personnel remain assigned to the fire continuing to mop up and patrol the area as needed. 



712 W. Main Street Suite 103
Lewistown MT  59457

Phone: (406) 535-8118
Cell: (406) 380-0880

Benjamin Phillips
DES Coordinator

Sarah Hodge
Deputy DES Coordinator

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