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Forest Service begins pile burning Southeast and North of Butte

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BUTTE- Fire officials from the Butte Ranger District began prescribed fire activities on Tuesday, November 6th.

The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Service said the prescribed burning may result in intermittent visible smoke in the Southeast and North parts of Butte. Firefighters will be burning splash piles in the Lime Kiln area south of Butte and Highway 2.

According to the Forest Service, firefighters will burn piles under prescribed conditions and monitor the burned piles after ignition to ensure they stay within the prescribed boundaries. Travelers and residents along Roosevelt Drive, Blacktail Creek and in the Lime Kiln area may see smoke from the burns. However, the Forest Service said little impact from the smoke is expected.

In the future, pile burning will also occur in the Lowlands area north of Butte and west of Elk Park. If you have questions or need more information about the prescribed burns, contact the Butte Ranger District at (406) 494-2147.

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