HELENA – Forest Service officials announced Friday that closures have been lifted across the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest as fire season comes to an end.

Starting Friday all lands, trails and roads that were temporarily closed due to the wildfires across the forest have been reopened.

The closures were associated with Alice Creek, Blacktail, Crucifixion Creek, Park Creek, Scalp, and Strawberry fires on the Lincoln, Rocky Mountain, and Belt Creek White Sulphur Springs Ranger Districts.

Although the areas are now open, forest officials say to still be careful in those areas, especially around snags that are a result of the wildfire activity.

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Loose debris such as rocks or logs burned-out stump holes and mudflows in areas without vegetation could also be hazardous in the previously closed areas.

If you have questions about closures contact your local Forest Service office.

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