Fire Restrictions Across Montana

Jul 13, 2017

Numerous restrictions are in place across Montana that restrict an open flame in an effort to prevent human-caused wildfires.

Federal, state and local government officials have put into effect Stage 1 Fire Restrictions or open burning bans across Montana.

Under Stage 1, the following acts are prohibited: building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, except within an established, metal fire ring in a developed recreation site; smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

Exemptions to the above prohibitions are allowed for persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG; for a federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized law enforcement, rescue, or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty; or persons with a permit or written authorization allowing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

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