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Alice Creek Fire

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Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

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Area Closure for Alice Creek Fire

Alice Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/26/2017

HELENA-LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST

Lincoln Ranger District

Lincoln, Montana

Order No. 01-15-14-17-29

EMERGENCY ORDER

National Forest System Roads and Trails

Public Health and Safety

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), when provided by an order, the following are prohibited:

Being on the road. (36 CFR 261.54e)

Being on the trail. (36 CFR 261.55a)

Going into or being upon an area. (36 CFR 261.52e)

These restrictions apply to the area, National Forest System Trails on the Lincoln Ranger District and the Rocky Mountain Ranger District, as described below (see Closure Area Map):

The area closure boundary includes on the East side: the Forest boundary in Section 1, T17N, R8W, then due south to the intersection of Trail 493. The area closure boundary on the south is Trail 493 to the intersection of Alice Creek Road (NFSR 293) and continuing along and including the road to Section 22, T16N, R7W for 1000 feet and then heading northwest across Alice Mountain to the Scapegoat Wilderness boundary. The area closure boundary on the west follows the Scapegoat Wilderness boundary north to the intersection of Trail 206 in Section 3, T17N, R8W, but not including Trail 207. The area closure on the north follows and includes Trail 206 to the Forest Boundary and proceeds east to the Forest Boundary in Section 1, T17N, R8W

These restrictions apply to the road as described below (see Closure Area Map):

National Forest System Road 293 in Sections 14, 22, and 23 T16N, R7W


These restrictions apply to the trails as described below (see Closure Area Map):

National Forest System Trails 206, 219, 219.1, 229, 229.1, 266, 440, 490, 493

These restrictions are in support of the Alice Creek Fire operations and will remain in effect until rescinded.

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

2. Any Federal, State or Local Law Enforcement Officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.

Executed in Helena, Montana, this 26th day of August, 2017.

/s/ William Avey

WILLIAM AVEY

Forest Supervisor

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. (16 U.S.C. 551 and 18 U.S.C. 3559 and 3571).