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State DEQ announces Open Burning Season

The Montana open burning season began on March 1.

While burning is allowed year-round, there are different restrictions and requirements throughout the seasons. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reminds Montanans to comply with air quality rules, use good burning practices to minimize smoke and use good judgment to prevent wildfires.

To burn March 1 through Aug, 31, please follow the below steps:

• Obtain a permit from your local fire control authority.

• On the day of your burn, activate your county permit.

• Be aware of local conditions and burn smart.

• Check back on Sept. 1 for...

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