Debris Burning

Spring burning season is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire.  Careless debris burning is the #1 cause of wildfire on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

It is open spring burning & you do not need a burn permit until May 1st, burn early in the day and check weather for afternoon or next day wind conditions.

Have proper personnel, equipment, & water supply with you and always make sure the area is cold to the touch before leaving. Checking the following day is also important as stumps or roots may be holding heat that could re-ignite.

If a fire does get out of control call 911 immediately.


Remember you are responsible for any and all suppression, property costs if your fire escapes your control.


If you have any questions about debris burning call the Division of Fire at 676-2550.