DEQ Announces Open Burning Season

HELENA—The Montana open burning season begins March 1. While burning is allowed year-round, there are different restrictions and requirements throughout the seasons. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reminds Montanans to comply with air quality rules, use good burning practices to minimize smoke and use good judgment to prevent wildfires.

To burn March 1 through Aug, 31, please follow the below steps:

Obtain a permit from your local fire control authority.

Check with your local air quality program for restrictions in Missoula, Cascade, Yellowstone, Lincoln and Flathead counties.



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