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Missoula County Fire Protection Association
2021 AGENCY NEWS RELEASES & Proclamations:
MCFPA News Release Feb 28, 2021
Outdoor Burn Permit Season Opens 3/1 in Missoula County
MCFPA News Release June 28, 2021
Fire Danger High; Outdoor Burning Closed
MCFPA News Release August 24, 2021
Fire Danger Lowered to High; Restrictions Lifted Thursday; Outdoor Burning Closed" 
MCFPA News Release June 3, 2021
Fire Danger Moderate in Missoula Area; Please Use Caution
MCFPA News Release July 12, 2021
Fire Danger Extreme in Missoula Area
; Use Caution Outdoors
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MCFPA News Release July 7, 2021
Fire Danger VERY HIGH. Effective Immediately. Residents and Visitors Asked to Use Caution When Outdoors!
MCFPA News Release May 14, 2021
Fire Danger Moderate in Missoula County!
NRCG News Release July 16, 2021
Stage II Fire Restrictions Coming for Missoula Area
MCFPA News Release August 9, 2021
Fire Danger Lowered to Very High in Missoula Area; Stage II Restrictions Remain in Effect
NRCG News Release August 25, 2021
Stage II Fire Restrictions Recission
MCFPA News Release Sept 7, 2021
Fire Danger Raised To High: Outdoor Burning Closed
MCFPA News Release Sept 13, 2021
Fire Danger Moderate: Outdoor Burning Closed
MCFPA News Release Sept 29, 2021
Fall Burning Opens Only Essential Ag & Rx Wildland Oct 1st
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-USE 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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MISSOULA COUNTY fire agencies on occasion must implement Fire-Use-Restrictions for local, state and federal lands. These actions range from controlling Outdoor Burning by Permit (use of fire) as well as certain fire-causing actions. These Proclaimed restrictions advance in stages, as described here: 
STAGE I RESTRICTIONS:
In brief, Stage 1 means no campfires or smoking outside vehicles or approved areas. Read more. 
OUTDOOR BURNING CLOSED:
In brief, Burning Closed means no yard debris fires, agriculture or wildland prescribed fires in Missoula County. All Outdoor Burn Permits are suspended. Read more.