August 26 Closure Order Changing South of Hwy 12 and Adding 4 Campgrounds
Incident: Lolo Creek Complex Wildfire
LOLO NATIONAL FOREST Bldg. 24, Fort Missoula Missoula, MT 59804-7297
FOREST SUPERVISOR’S ORDER
Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited as described below within the Missoula and Seeley Lake Ranger Districts of the Lolo National Forest. These restrictions are in addition to those enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, and become effective upon signing and will remain in effect until rescinded.
36 CFR – Special Closures
It is prohibited to go into the area. (36 CFR 261.53 e).
The closure cited in this order is to protect public users from potential harm from wildfires and firefighting operations associated with the Lolo Creek Complex fire.
Description of Closed Areas:
Fort Fizzle, Earl Tenant Campground, Lee Creek Campground, Lolo Creek Campground and area shown on ATTACHED MAP.
Click on "Maps" section to view the August 26th changes to the National Forest area closure. Exemptions:
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:
1. Persons with a permit issued by a forest officer specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act. 2. Any Federal, State or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Signed in Missoula, Montana, this day 26th of August, 2013.
/s/ Deborah L.R. Austin DEBORAH L.R. AUSTIN Forest Supervisor Lolo National Forest
Penalty: Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both (16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3359 and 3571).
Notification: A copy of this order shall be posted as prescribed under 36 CFR 261.51.