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Press Release – September 21, 2021
Outdoor burning in Ravalli County to reopen on Monday, September 27
On Monday, September 27, 2021, outdoor debris burning will reopen in Ravalli County. The County Commissioners met earlier this morning to discuss outdoor burning and approved the move by resolution. The burn ban has been in place since July 1, resulting from near-record hot and dry conditions throughout the summer and fall.
From September 27 through November 30, fall outdoor burning will be open in Ravalli County on a day to day basis based upon current air quality restrictions and fire danger conditions. Please take note of the new website link to view current burning status, and obtain and activate your burn permit at no cost to you at https://app.egovmt.com/burnpermit/. At this time, we ask that you do not call the 9-1-1 Center or Sheriff’s Office to inquire if outdoor burning is open.
Remember to check weather conditions prior to conducting any open burns, and be sure you have enough water, tools or equipment, and people to keep your fire under control. All outdoor fires must be attended until completely out. Burn permits are not required for warming or cooking fires less than four feet in diameter.
Information on outdoor burning and the Burn Permit System is available online at https://ravalli.us/501/Burning-Permits.