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Outdoor Burning by Permit Closed for Fire Season

 


MISSOULA - Due to forecasted high temperatures without precipitation to abate fire danger, the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA), in conjunction with federal, state and local wildland fire suppression agencies, the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management and Missoula City/County Health Department officials, has determined Outdoor Burning by Permit in Missoula County will close Thursday, June 30 at midnight. All burns done that day will need to be fully extinguished. Folks calling to activate their permits on Friday, July 1 will hear a message that outdoor burning by permit is closed.

 While outdoor burning will be closed for the remainder of fire season, the public can still have campfires. By state law, campfires are limited to three feet in diameter. Campers are urged to USE CAUTION as they head into the woods for Independence Day weekend. All campfires should be cool to the touch before ever being left unattended. The exception to this is within the city limits of Missoula where campfires are prohibited year-round.

 Folks should also know that the use of fireworks is prohibited on state and federal lands. Most are banned within the city limits of Missoula. Those responsible for a wildfire can be held responsible for the costs of suppression.

 For more information, visit the Missoula County Fire Protection Association website at http://www.mcfpa.org, like MCFPA on Facebook or call Chris Johnson at 406-529-7751.

 

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