BOZEMAN - — Burn bans are now in effect for Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark counties in SW Montana along with 6 other counties.
Madison County DES reports there have been 17 fires within Madison County burning a total of over 141 acres. 8 of these fires have happened since July 21st.
- No open burning of any kind
- No Use of Fireworks
- Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill.
- Fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves within buildings only.
- Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
- Small recreational fires at a developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock rings are not considered permanent fixtures) with flame lengths no in excess of three feet.
- Residential use of charcoal grills, Tiki torches, fires in chimneys or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, as long as the fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
- Professional fireworks displays approved by the District Fire Chief for the location of the event.
- Persons with a written permit that authorizes the prohibited acts (permits obtained through the Madison County Fire Warden).
- Federal Lands are not included in this County Burn Ban. Please check with the USFS Office for federal land status or visit www.firerestrictions.us/mt/
Check with local municipalities for ordinances or resolutions.Big Sky Fire District is exempt from this ban and any restrictions will be at the discretion of the Big Sky Fire Chief.