OUTDOOR BURNING in Missoula County
want to prevent unwanted fire
and its more destructive effects. One way to do this is to regulate the use of fire through
a burn permit system. Local fire officials
, cooperating with the Missoula City-County Health Department, have been issuing burning
permits since the 1990s. The result has been a reduction in the number of fire escapes and 911 calls leading to non-critical dispatch.
MCFPA members use an ONLINE BURN PERMIT
system. Implemented in 2012, this approach is SEASONAL
and helps with permitting, reporting,
and tracking wanted/temporary outdoor burns within the county. The online system is particularly useful in rural areas where
local fire service depends on volunteers.
SO we ask you to become a partner with the MCFPA. Use fire wisely and with an
appropriate permit when it's outdoors. Learn how to prepare for wildland fire, and visit here often for useful news and
Thanks for stopping by today.
Always use the BURNING PERMIT system in Missoula County. And, if you see an illegal or unwanted fire, please CALL 9-1-1 .
in Missoula County
Last Updated: March 1, 2014
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• BUILDING ON FIRE (house / business),
• Accidental WILDLAND FIRE (forest / open land),
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BURN PERMIT SYSTEM
FIRE Safety Information
1. Got Your PERMIT ?
2. CAN I BURN TODAY ? (YES-NO)
CALL Outdoor Burning Hotline 258-4900
2A. Activate your
Can I Burn Today
*Outdoor Burning Hotline 258-4900
Permit Activated ?
What TYPE OF BURN PERMIT Do You NEED ? Then What ?
Three types of outdoor burns are allowed in Missoula
County. All need a $5 Burn Permit. You can obtain one ONLINE or In-Person.
IMPORTANT: On your intended
burn day, CALL 1-888-583-6497 after 9 am to ACTIVATE your permit. IF air quality allows burning that day you can burn. Air
quality info: call the Missoula County Outdoor Burning Hotline (406) 258-4900 or get the Yes/No to Can I Burn online
at the County's website:
GOT YOUR PERMIT NUMBER?
Keep your permit #. It's good each year. If you can't find your previous permit, call the Missoula
County Health Dept @ (406) 258-4755 or your fire dept.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL with all fire use and combustion / ignition sources.
ALSO GOOD TO KNOW: To renew last year's Burn Permit, a postcard with your Permit # should have arrived in
the mail late February. If you can't find this card, call 406 258-4755 or your fire department and we'll help!
Permit # RENEWAL Cards Sent by Mail in late February !