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April 10, 2021

RESOLUTION 04082021 – 01

RESOLUTION 04082021 – 01 CARTER COUNTY FIRE RESTRICTIONS – STAGE I WHEREAS, current fire danger levels are expected to continue in the range between very high and extreme; and WHEREAS, the rapid onset and movement of fires may require Incident Commanders and Law Enforcement agencies to act immediately and at any time, to protect persons and their property; NOW THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Carter County Board of Carter County Commissioners hereby declare: STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTION, effective at 12:01 p.m., April 9, 2021 and it shall continue to be in effect until further notice. During said restricted period, the following acts are prohibited: a. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, unless noted and allowed in the exemptions stated below; b. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials; and c. Any fireworks requiring an open flame to ignite, or that emits a spark, are prohibited until further notice. d. Any other activity that poses a significant risk of starting a fire. EXEMPTIONS: a. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act; b. Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels; c. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice; d. Any Federal, State or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force while in the performance of an official duty; e. All land within a city or town boundary is exempted; f. Other exemptions which are established and unique to each agency; and, g. Burn barrel with a spark arrester and wetting agent/fire retardant. ADOPTED AND DATED this 8th day of April, 2021. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CARTER COUNTY, MONTANA STEVE ROSENCRANZ, CHAIRMAN ROD TAUCK, VICE CHAIRMAN MIKE WATKINS, MEMBER ATTEST: PAMELA J. CASTLEBERRY, CLERK OF THE BOARD Published in The Ekalaka Eagle, Ekalaka, Montana on April 9, 16 & 23, 2021 MNAXLP

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