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2018 AGENCY NEWS RELEASES & Proclamations:
 
MCFPA News Release July 1, 2018
Fire Danger Moderate; Outdoor Burning Closed July 4th. 
MCFPA News Release July 9, 2018
Reminder. Outdoor Burning by Permit Closed for Fire Season
MCFPA News Release March 1, 2018
Outdoor Burning by Permit -- March 1st Open. 
Stage I Restrictions:
In brief, Stage 1 means no campfires or smoking outside vehicles or approved areas. Read more. 
MISSOULA COUNTY fire agencies on occasion must implement Fire-Use-Restrictions for local, state and federal lands. These Proclamations prohibit the local use of fire and certain fire-causing actions. These restrictions advance in stages, as described here: 
Stage II Restrictions:
Stage II  means no campfires, no smoking outside a vehicle / approved area, no operating combustion engines, welding or explosives and patrols after work in wildlands and no operating vehicles off roads and trails. Read more. 
QUESTIONS About Fire Restrictions:
If I conduct an activity that is restricted, can I be fined?
Yes. The amounts may differ depending on the agency with authority in that area, but Montana State Law allows for a fine of up to six months in jail and $500.

Can I be held liable if I start a fire?
Yes. You could be responsible for paying some or even all of the costs that it took to put the fire out. Check with the according agency on specific regulations.

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