Burn Restrictions

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Open burning is CLOSED from July 1st to October 1st. All open burning is prohibited due to fire season.

If air quality conditions deteriorate, this web page may be used for updates and alerts. If you require additional information, call 751-8130.

Important Dates to Remember

December 1 – February 29 No open burning (Season Closed)
March 1-April 30  Open burning. No burning permit required. Air Quality compliance required.
May 1-June 30 Burning permit required from DNRC. Air Quality compliance required.No burning in Flathead County and some Lake County RFD’s.
July 1 -September 30 No burning in Flathead County and some Lake County RFD’s. May be earlier or later due to fire conditions
October 1 – November 30 Open burning. No burning permit required. Air Quality compliance required.

If you have further questions regarding air quality, please call 751-8130.

Camp Fires

Burning permits are not required for campfires.  Under state law, a campfire is defined as a fire set for cooking, warming or ceremonial purposes; not more than 4 feet in diameter or height and cleared of overhanging branches.  All combustible material should be cleared at least 1-1/2 times the diameter of the fire.

Never leave your campfire unattended and keep your shovel and bucket handy.  Most importantly, do not abandon your campfire until you are sure your fire is DEAD OUT.  Prevent forest fires, build safe campfires, and stay with them until they are DEAD OUT.  Only YOU can prevent wildfires.

Environmental Health Services Contact Info

1035 1st Ave West
Kalispell, MT 59901 – 2nd Floor

406-751-8130 main line                                 Office Hours
406-751-8131 fax                                            Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am -5 pm
406-751-8144 air quality line                          Wednesday Closed 8:00am -9:30am Open 9:30am -5 pm

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