Spring is debris burning season in Montana, but if you're going to burn, make sure you activate your burn permit every day that you will be burning, not just at the beginning of your project. To obtain a permit, visit the website included in this post. Last but not least, never leave a burn unattended!
Boulder VFD, Bull Mountain VFD, Clancy VFD and Broadwater County VFD participated in a joint training conducted by Tri-County FireSafe Working Group and Jefferson County Disaster and Emergency Services. The participants learned how to conduct home ignition zone assessments for their districts. If you'd like to learn more about protecting your home from wildfire, contact your local fire department or Jefferson County Disaster and Emergency Services.
PRESCRIBED BURN TODAY along Jimtown Road, just south of York.
We have favorable conditions to conduct a prescribed burn today; the burn unit is about 83 acres in size. SMOKE WILL BE VISIBLE, and may appear dark/dense at times.
The fuel moisture levels, weather conditions, and relative humidity levels are all within the necessary parameters for a safe burn. There are no closures, but please avoid the area during burning operations.
NOTE: To clarify, today's news story regarding the burn in the Bear Gulch area was NOT a Forest Service burn. After completing mop-up operations, we continuously monitor and patrol burn units, and we have had people check our Grizzly Gulch burn units regularly.
If you have questions, call Kathy at 406-422-7164.
Photo is of a 2012 prescribed burn in the Jimtown area
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