(Billings County, ND) — The USDA Forest Service has issued a Fire Restrictions Order for several counties in southwest North Dakota. The order is in effect for all National Forest System Lands within Billings, Golden Valley, McHenry, McKenzie, and Slope Counties. Conditions in these areas are favorable for wildfires, and the precautions aim to protect lives, property, and natural beauty. These restrictions ban campfires, stove fires, smoking outdoors, and motor vehicles on National Forest System Roads. The order will remain in place until December 31st.