BILLINGS – Billings Fire Department Chief Bill Rash announced the city would again close some public areas during the Fourth of July holiday.
“As we have done in past years, the Billings Fire Department plans to close public areas along the Rims as well as Zimmerman Park and Phipps Park during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday,” Rash said in a press release. “The closures will include the public lands along the Rims from Main Street in the Heights, along the south side of Highway 3, to and including Zimmerman Park.”
Closures will begin the morning of Wednesday, July 3 at 6 a.m., and will remain in effect until Saturday morning, July 6.
Vehicle, bike, and pedestrian access is prohibited during this period. The Billings Police Department, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol, Airport Police and Billings Fire Department will have active patrols along the closed areas.
“We understand this is an inconvenience to our community, but please support our efforts in trying to prevent serious incidents that could affect citizens, homes & emergency responders,” Rash said.