DEQ Announces Fall Burning Season Requirements Help Protect Air Quality

HELENA—Fall burning season starts Sept. 1. While burning is allowed year-round, September through February there are restrictions and requirements to help protect air quality throughout the state of Montana. As always, burning should comply with air quality rules and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages good judgement to prevent wildfires.

Follow these steps before striking the match on your burn pile:

• Obtain a permit from your local fire control authority.

• DEQ issues time, elevation and county restrictions for open burning. Check for restrictions at Open Burnin...


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