Contact Us

Ravalli County Open Burning to be on Day-to-Day Basis

Blodgett Canyon
Clouds, not smoke, filling Blodgett Canyon west of Hamilton. (KLYQ Photo)

The sudden unleashing of fall weather – with its rain, wind and snow in the mountains – has allowed the Ravalli County Commission to allow open burning in the Bitterroot Valley until December 1st.

The commissioners, however, are advising extreme caution to those planning any fires. For instance, the forecast for this weekend is for strong wind. That could spell disaster for any open fire.

The restrictions for this shortened open burning season are:

  • All fires must be attended.
  • Burning will only be allowed with approval of a Hot Line Number – 1-800-225-6779.
  • A water source or fire suppression must be present at the fire site.
  • Only wood waste from trees, shrubs and plants can be burned.
  • burning garbage and other types of waste is prohibited.

As of December, the usual winter-long prohibition of open burning will take effect until February of 2013.

Remember, only burn after getting approval from the Hot Line Number – 1-800-225-6779.

Best of KYSS

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KYSS Corral quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KYSS Corral contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.