Governor Bullock Encourages Montanans to be Safe over the Fourth

NEWS RELEASE
GOVERNOR STEVE BULLOCK
STATE OF MONTANA
FOR RELEASE: July 2, 2013
CONTACT: Ivie English, 444-5536

 

Governor Bullock Encourages Montanans to be Safe over the Fourth

HELENA – Today Governor Steve Bullock encouraged Montanans to take common-sense precautions with fireworks, campfires and other outdoor activities during their July Fourth celebrations this year.

“While the recent precipitation has lowered fire danger across the state, we’ve now entered a heat wave with forecast temperatures in the low to mid-90s for at least the next week,” Bullock said. “Fire conditions may change quickly, so please heed any local fire restrictions when you head outdoors.”

Recreationists are reminded to never leave a campfire or barbecue unattended, and to remember that vehicles parked in or driven through tall vegetation can start a fire. Bullock also noted that fireworks are prohibited on all state and federal lands in Montana.

“Let’s celebrate our independence and be fire-safe,” Bullock said. He also encouraged Montanans to contact their local fire department for information on any local fire restrictions before striking a match. For more details and information on area fire restrictions, visit http://firerestrictions.us/.

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