Missoula County Fire Protection Association
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Missoula County Fire Protection Association
Missoula County MT
BURN PERMITS
MISSOULA COUNTY BURN SAFETY TIPS:
THANK YOU for conducting a Safe Outdoor Burn in Missoula County using our Online Burn Permit System.

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KNOW WHAT You CAN and CANNOT BURN
Don't get charged with illegal burning. There is no burning allowed in the Air Stagnation Zone, which includes the City of Missoula and an area roughly 4 1/2 miles around it.

Learn more on the Missoula County Burn Permit Rules & Regulations page.
 
 
BURN SAFE:  5 STEPS

1. 
Burning SEASON? (YES-NO)

2.
Got Your PERMIT? (YES-NO)

3.
ACTIVATE your Permit ? (YES-NO)

4.
Firewise SAFETY TIPS? (YES-NO)

5.
FINISHED by 4 pm ? (YES-NO)
ACTIVATE THE BURN PERMIT
During the appropriate Fire Burning Season for your type of burn, acquire your Permit online or in-person at the local Fire Station, or for Missoula residents, contact the Health Dept. Read more here.
IMPORTANT: Call the phone number listed on your permit after 9 am on the day that you want to burn. This "activates" the permit, when the Fire Danger conditions of that day allow for safe outdoor burning.
 
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.
BURN PILE SAFETY:

* Build your debris
piles in vegetation openings, away from overhead branches, wires, structures and other burnable materials.

* Scrape debris and any other burnable material away from your piles, so material is
surrounded by several feet of bare soil.

* Once you ignite your debris,
attend your fire continuously.

* When you think your fire is out, check ashes for glowing embers.
With a new burst of oxygen (generated by stirring ashes), even a few live coals will soon produce smoke. Make sure your fire is dead out!

* Keep water and tools ready in case there are fire- or weather-related changes.

* Always have sufficient help, tools and equipment to control the fire.



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BURN SAFETY TIPS

PRECAUTIONS when burning outdoors with a Burn Permit in Missoula County:
To prevent your burn from spreading fire to surrounding vegetation and structures, think like a firefighter and take every precaution:

HAVE ON HAND !

* Reliable water source(s)
* Good sturdy shovel
* Heavy gloves & boots
* Spotter
(someone to watch for sparks)
* Burn Permit / Number
THINK FIREWISE
Knowing WHAT YOU CAN BURN and HOW TO BURN IT SAFELY is the most important tip we can give you. Remember: If your fire gets out of control,YOU WILL BE LIABLE for suppression costs and property damage.
OUTDOOR BURN SAFETY - MCFPA c) 2017