Fire restrictions will be modified in Cascade County to prohibit all campfires

Cascade County Commissioners are holding a special meeting Thursday to amend the Stage 1 fire restrictions they implemented earlier this month.

The change is subject to commission vote, but will likely pass.

Cascade County implements Stage I fire restrictions

Commissioner Jane Weber said the meeting has been called to modify Stage 1 restrictions to remove the campfire exemption. That means no fires or campfires are allowed anywhere in Cascade County.

All burning prohibited in Cascade County until further notice due to high fire danger

Under Stage 1, campfires were allowed if they were a certain size and in a fire ring at campgrounds, but the modification will prohibit any and all campfires in Cascade County.

The updated restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

The modified restrictions come as the fire danger remains high since there has been little rain, continued hot temperatures, dry fuels, low humidity and high winds.

For more information about fire restrictions, and to check what areas are under restrictions, go to https://firerestrictions.us/mt/ or call your local fire management agency, volunteer fire department or county office.