Fire officials in northwest Montana have removed the last of their restrictions on public use of state and national forest lands.
Area closures also have been lifted on the Kootenai National Forest. Still, if you are planning to visit an area that burned this summer, check with the nearest Forest Service ranger station.
People visiting forested areas are reminded to continue taking care with fire. Only build campfires in areas cleared of vegetation, fuel and other debris. Make sure all campfires are dead out.
No debris burning will be allowed on state and private land until Oct. 1, or until further notice. Additional information and suggestions for landowners who need to burn debris is available from the Northwest Land Office of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation at (406) 752-2240.