Beaver Creek lifting tenting restrictions, campfire ban began at this time


Beaver Creek Park announced that camping restrictions put in place due to East Fork Fire are being lifted, but a campfire ban went into effect today.

Beaver Creek has restricted overnight campgrounds south of Taylor Road due to the fire, but that restriction has been lifted.

At the same time, at the request of local fire departments, the Hill County Commission implemented a Level 1 fire restriction, including a fire ban, which took effect at 12:01 a.m. today.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the US Bureau of Land Management and the City of Havre have adopted this ban, which is in effect this morning.

Firefighters continue to have success fighting the blaze south of the park on tribal, state, federal and private lands.

Fire data website InciWeb reports the fire remains 7,225 acres, the size it has been since Sunday, and has contained 80 percent of its extent.