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New fire restrictions to go into effect in many Montana counties

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Stage II fire restrictions go into effect in multiple counties on Friday, August 10. The restrictions ban campfires, limit the areas where you can smoke outside, and prohibit off-road driving.

Those restrictions will apply in Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Sanders, and Lake Counties.

Officials say the restrictions aim to limit the risk of wildfires, with high winds and rising temperatures in the forecast.

Stage II restrictions will also be enforced in several agencies, including Salish and Kootenai Tribal Lands, along with the Bitterroot and Lolo National Forests.

While not all areas are under Stage II fire restrictions, many counties are seeing very high or extreme fire danger.

Yellowstone National Park also raised it’s fire danger level from high to very high on Thursday, April 9.

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