County under an open burn ban

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With temperatures still going high, aided by gusty winds and no precipitation in the county, an Open Burning Ban is in effect until further notice.

The following acts are in place and prohibited until further notice:

1) Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire for campfire except within a designated recreation site.

2) All activities that might potentially cause a fire, including but not limited to the use of fireworks, shall cease immediately and be prohibited until further notice.

3) Burn permits are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Hot windy weather and the presence of large fires in the county means that fire danger ranges from very high to extreme, and fire fighting resources are in short supply.

Campers are urged to use extra caution by carrying a bucket and shovel, and ensuring that all campfires are dead out.

Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence may be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.

The Open Burning Ban will be in effect until rescinded by the Pondera County Commissioners.

Editor’s note: For more information, you may contact the commissioners at 271-4010 or the county DES office at 271-4040.