Open Burning Starts Friday

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Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, 582-2395
Release #120228-01
Bozeman, MT – Open burning in the State of Montana begins March 1st. Starting Friday residents of Gallatin County will be able to activate the required $15 Gallatin County Burn Permit to conduct burning. Permits can be purchased online at or in person at:
-Gallatin County Treasurer’s Office, 311 West Main-Room 103 in Bozeman
-Bozeman Fire Station 1, 34 North Rouse in Bozeman
-Central Valley Fire District Station 1, 205 East Main in Belgrade
-Manhattan Fire Department, 222 Main in Manhattan
-Three Forks Public Library, 607 North Main in Three Forks
-Hebgen Basin Fire District Station 1, 400 Yellowstone in West Yellowstone
After permits are purchased, or renewed, the permit is good until November 30, 2012 when burn season closes. These permits need to be activated each day a permit holder burns either online at, or by automated telephone at 1-877-306-2876.
Citizens can obtain additional information on burning regulations, fire restrictions, and current active burns in Gallatin County at

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