By Andi Bourne

Fire Danger Moderate, open burning resumes Sept. 1


September 2, 2021

MISSOULA - In response to higher fuel moistures and sustained cooler temperatures, Missoula County fire protection agencies have lowered the fire danger to Moderate, effective immediately. Open burning for prescribed wildland and essential agriculture burning in Missoula County will open Sept. 1 and open Oct. 1 in the Swan Valley. Fire restrictions have been rescinded across Missoula County and throughout northwestern Montana.

All outdoor burning in Missoula County is by permit only, and the General Burning Season (burning of yard debris/untreated vegetative waste generated onsite) is clos...

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