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Bear Creek Fire

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Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

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BLM-Dillon Field Office Area Closure for Bear Creek Fire August 13, 2020

Bear Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/13/2020


Pursuant to Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 9212.2 (a), (b) (1), the following acts are prohibited on Bureau of Land Management lands administered by the Dillon Field Office.

These lands are described as follows: All BLM administered lands south of Lemhi Pass Road, west of U.S. Highway 324, and east of the Continental Divide along the Montana Stateline.    

Under Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart 9212, Section 9212.1 Prohibited acts: Unless permitted in writing by the authorized officer, the following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  1. Going into or being upon any lands designated in the closure order.

Pursuant to 43 CFR 9212.2 (b) (3), those persons exempted from this order include the following:

  1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  2. Emergency repair of public utilities and railroads as per attached conditions.
  3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  4. Any federal, state or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  5. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

43 CFR 9212.4 Penalties
Any person who violates any of these supplementary rules may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.0-7, or both.  In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1-7, State or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of State law.

This order will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on August 14, 2020 until rescinded. 

Done at the Dillon Field Office this 13th day of August 2020.

Amanda James
Field Manager
Dillon Field Office