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AIRSHEDS
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FOUR TIPS TO FIREWISE BURNING In Missoula County 
 
GETTING A BURNING PERMIT
To obtain a permit, visit
the ONLINE PERMIT WEBSITE and fill out the application, including choice of payment system.  Read your permit carefully for important information. Permits also available from your local fire department if/when staffed.
  
ACTIVATING THE BURN PERMIT
Call the phone number listed on your permit after 9 am on the day that you want to burn. ONLINE PERMIT:  https://app.mt.gov/burnpermit/

THINKING FIREWISE
Knowing WHAT and HOW TO BURN is important. Remember: If your fire get out of control,YOU WILL BE LIABLE for suppression costs and property damage.

FIRE OUT BY 4 PM
All General Outdoor Burns must begin after 9 am and be fully extinguished--NO SMOKE AT ALL-- by 4 pm, unless your local fire department has granted an extension. 
 
MAKE SURE you have the right tools and your permit is activated on a
GO BURN DAY.  Thanks for helping to keep Missoula fire safe.  
Missoula County
AIRSHEDS for Outdoor Burning Permits
Missoula County
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MISSOULA COUNTY AIRSHED MAPS
for Outdoor Burning
When it comes to the best conditions for Outdoor Burning in Missoula County, Montana, our topography creates three airsheds. We also have Special Impact Zones.  There's one for the Seeley Lake area, and another for the Missoula Valley, where smoke from many backyard burns can have a huge impact on public health. 

Find maps of these Airsheds and Zones here on this page >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

Also visit the Missoula City-County Environmental Health Division website, or call them at (406) 258-4755.  Plus, you can check with your local fire department for more information.

NOTE:  There are several types of Burn Permits.  In the spring, with a General Outdoor Burning Permit, the public can burn natural vegetation and untreated lumber.  Exception: Those who live in and next to Missoula:  See the Air Stagnation Zone map. 
GENERAL OUTDOOR BURNING RULES: 
 
WHAT you CAN burn:
* ONLY natural vegetation and untreated dimensional lumber that is generated on your property.
 
WHAT you CANNOT burn:
* Wastes generated by a business.
* Material moved from other locations to your property.
* Piles of leaves or grass clippings cannot be burned IF YOU LIVE within the Air Stagnation Zone, which includes the City of Missoula and an area roughly 4 1/2 miles around it. Leaves and clippings simply produce too much smoke.
 
Examples of prohibited materials include
household garbage, dead animals, animal droppings, treated wood, chemicals or synthetics, such as rubber and plastics. 
 
*** Burning prohibited materials can produce harmful smoke or even cause explosions and you can be charged with illegal burning.***
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Impact Zone SL surrounds Seeley Lake, but does not include Placid Lake, Lake Alva or Lake Inez.
Impact Zone M surrounds the greater Missoula metro area, inclu. Frenchtown, Clinton, Lolo and Florence.
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*IMPACT ZONE M: During a Stage II Air Pollution Warning, woodstove and fireplace restrictions go into the effect.
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