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Burn bans across SW Montana

Posted: 3:04 PM, Aug 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-01 19:19:13-04
Local Burn Bans

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.
NOT ALLOWED:

  • No open burning of any kind
  • No Use of Fireworks

ALLOWED:

  • 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.