LINCOLN COUNTY has announced that as of 12 am on Wednesday, July 1st 2015, ALL Fireworks are banned! - Per Lincoln County Board of the City of Libby does not allow fireworks. - So there are NO FIREWORKS allowed inside city limits. The town of Eureka does not allow fireworks.
The Ban is County wide - which includes, private, state and classified lands. NO FIREWORKS AT ALL!
This restriction prohibits the ignition of ALL FIREWORKS in LINCOLN COUNTY outside the incorporated limits of cities in LINCOLN COUNTY.
ANY PERSON IGNITES ANY OPEN FIRE, INCLUDING FIREWORKS, NOT WITHIN THE STAGE 1 GUIDELINES IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR, AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO REIMBURSE A FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENCY FOR THE COSTS OF SUPPRESSION FROM AN ILLEGAL FIRE.
THE KOOTENAI NATIONAL FOREST HAS INCREASED THE FIRE DANGER LEVEL TO VERY HIGH!
FLATHEAD COUNTY - Commissioners have banned the use of all fireworks in the county and are pulling permits for some public fireworks shows. The ban goes in effect immediately and covers public and private land with the Flathead County boundaries, outside of city limits. Whitefish’s fireworks show is still up in the air as the fire department looks at the forecast for Saturday. They will make the decision Thursday afternoon whether the fireworks show will still go on.
In the meantime, public shows in Lakeside, Bigfork, DeBartolo and at Raceway Park have been canceled.
There is a fireworks hotline that Flathead Sheriff Chuck Curry encourages residents to call if they see fireworks. That number is (406) 260-4161. Curry also cautioned that folks caught violating the fireworks ban can be charged with a misdemeanor crime, meaning they could face fines up to $500 and up to sic months in jail.
The Flathead County Commission also decided unanimously on Thursday morning to declare a state of emergency in Flathead County.