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Ravalli County Restricts Open Burning

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Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department at a grass fire. (Fullerton Photo)
The Ravalli County commissioners have established open burning restrictions in the county. They went into effect early Tuesday morning, July 29.

The commissioners made the decision after meeting with fire officials, who recommended the ban on burning due to the high fire danger and the weather forecast of continued hot, dry weather.

No slash burns, land clearing fires, debris burning or open fires are allowed except for campfires.

Campfires are only allowed as long as they are attended until they are completely extinguished (with coals cool to the touch). All campfires must be in cleared or bare areas and are not allowed to spread beyond the established grate, pit, ring or container.

Also, smoking is only allowed within an enclosed building or vehicle or developed recreation site, or in a cleared area at three feet in diameter. Fireworks are also prohibited during the restriction period, which will continue into autumn.

Fines were set at $500 with up to six months in jail.

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