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