2014 Billings Area Fire Update-7/31/14
With the hot, dry weather Billings and surrounding communities have experienced, Stage one fire restrictions have increased.The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued a no campfire burn restriction in Stillwater and Treasure Counties.
Big Horn County restrictions include a no smoking ban except in vehicles and no campfires that include all fishing access sites from the Bighorn River from Yellowtail Dam to its connection to the Yellowstone River. You may still cook on gas or propane camp stoves.
Last week Yellowstone County as well as Carbon County issued Stage one restrictions. All restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
With regards to the Basin Fire near Roundup, as of late afternoon on July 30th, that wildfire has been contained with crews remaining on scene to watch for hot spots. According to the Bureau of Land Management the Basin Fire burned 102 acres.