By Anna Bateson
Fire Prevention, USFS 

Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect in Lake County and tribal lands


August 11, 2022

MISSOULA — Stage I fire restrictions went into effect Aug. 5 for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal, tribal trust and tribal fee lands within the exterior boundaries of the Flathead Indian Reservation, Lake County private lands outside of city limits and all State lands throughout Lake County. 

Factors influencing this decision include persistent high numbers of human-caused wildfires (75-80% throughout area); low fire suppression resource availability at the area and regional level; continued hot and dry weather pattern; near drought conditions and very high to extreme fire dan...

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