Scalp Fire Closure

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Scalp Fire Closure

9-8-17 Helena-Lewis and Clark Area Closure, Order# 01-15-01-17-43

Incident: Scalp Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/10/2017


Rocky Mountain Ranger District

Choteau, Montana

Order No. 01-15-01-17-43


Area/Trail Closure

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), when provided by an order, the following are prohibited on the Rocky Mountain Ranger District, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest:

Being on the trail. (36 CFR 261.55a)

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

The following trails are CLOSED to all travel (see attached map):

These restrictions are in due to the Scalp Fire and this order will remain in effect from the date signed until December 1, 2017, unless rescinded sooner.

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 and a copy of this order will be posted according to 36 CFR 261.51.

Executed in Helena, Montana, this 5th day of September 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).

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Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell Montana 59901
Kalispell, MT 59901

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