Pile Burning Begins Near Butte
Butte, MT, March 8, 2017—Fire officials from the Butte-Jefferson Ranger District will soon begin prescribed fire activity which may result in visible smoke over the next couple weeks.
Firefighters will be burning piles in the Roosevelt Drive and Limekiln areas in the Highlands. Additional pile burning will occur near Lowlands north of Butte. In the Boulder River area near Champion Pass slash piles will be burned.
Fire crews will burn under prescribed conditions and monitor these burns after ignition to ensure they stay within prescribed boundaries.
Travelers and residents in these areas may see smoke from these burns; however, little impact from the smoke is expected. For more information, contact the Butte-Jefferson Ranger District at (406) 494-2147.
Forest Service Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
420 Barrett Street, Dillon, MT 59725