With the arrival of open burning season in Montana comes the warnings and reminders.

Officials are urging that you pay attention to what you're burning and the weather conditions at the time of burning.

Permits must be obtained through local counties before any slash, debris or land clearing.

Before you burn, watch the video above for thoughts from Tri-Lakes Volunteer Fire Chief Bob Drake about conditions and air quality.

The best thing to do is reach out to local fire officials before burning.