Missoula County Fire Protection Association
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Missoula County Fire Protection Association
MISSOULA COUNTY AIRSHED MAPS:
 
For obvious reasons, it's best to burn outdoors when we have the best conditions for Outdoor Burning. One consideration is air quality.

Here in Missoula County, our topography creates three airsheds that can trap material such as smoke and pollution.
 
NOTE: Those who live in and next to the City of Missoula CANNOT BURN at any time without a permit. This includes recreational backyard fires and bon fires. Visit the Missoula City-County Environmental Health Division website, or call them at (406) 258-4755
See the Air Stagnation Zone map
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We also have two Special Impact Zones: 1) the Missoula Valley and 2) the Seeley Lake area. Burn limits are necessary in these zones because smoke from many burns can have a huge impact on public health.
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MISSOULA AIR STAGNATION ZONE
Impact Zone M* surrounds the greater Missoula metro area & includes Frenchtown, Clinton, Lolo and Florence.
Impact Zone M*
Impact Zone SL*
Impact Zone SL surrounds Seeley Lake, but does not include Placid Lake, Lake Alva or Lake Inez.
*During a Stage II Air Pollution Warning:
restrictions on woodstove- and fireplace-use.
 
Western Montana valleys are known for their air inversions. That's when woodsmoke and other pollutants get trapped in the valleys making the air unhealthy for humans to breathe. Our Online Burn Permit System helps with this. SO thank you for not burning on No Go Days.
AIRSHED MAPS - Missoula County Fire Protection Association Montana