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By Sarah Coefield
Missoula City-County Health Department Air Quality Specialist 

Answering some frequently asked questions about outdoor burning in Missoula County


March 12, 2020

Outdoor burning opened in Missoula County on March 1st, and it’s off to a fair clip. As of March 6th, more than 900 folks have purchased their permits and we’ve recorded more than 260 burn activations. In a typical year, we issue between 4,000 and 4,500 burn permits and record 10,000 to 12,000 burn activations. We wanted to take this opportunity to answer some questions we encounter about Missoula’s outdoor burning program.

Do I need a permit to burn my yard waste? What about for my hazard reduction project? Yes! All outdoor burning requires a Missoula County outdoor burn permit....

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