As the Fourth of July approaches, the Bureau of Land Management is reminding recreationists that fireworks are prohibited on BLM managed lands.
This year, in an effort to further reduce the threat of unwanted human-caused fires, the BLM now also prohibits exploding targets and luminaries with open flame.
For a full list of prohibited acts that may cause a wildfire, visit: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/prog/fireaviation.html, or call the BLM Billings Interagency Dispatch Center at 896-2900.
Those who endanger BLM-managed land by violating the wildfire prevention orders risk a $1,000 fine, a possible prison term of up to one year, or both. In addition, individuals responsible for starting wildland fires on federal lands can be billed for the cost of fire suppression.