Florence Rural Fire District is to provide residents, within the established legal boundries of the fire district, services supplied by trained volunteer personnel, which may include, but are not limited to, fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical aid, with the resources available to the fire district.
BURNING IS OPEN IN RAVALLI COUNTY ONLY. If you are in Ravalli County, you must call (406) 363-3033, prior to lighting any outside fire.
In Missoula County, OPEN BURNING IS CLOSED DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER.
Burn permits are mandatory in Missoula County, and please follow the guidelines and restrictions on your permit.
When burning please make sure you have the following to assist you;
Hand tools or tractor to help control spread of fire
Personnel to assist with watching and controlling the fire
Cell phone or access to a phone in case of emergency, dial 911
If weather or burning conditions change and you become uncomfortable with controlling your fire, please call 911, and fire crews will be dispatched to your location, to assist you in bringing your burn back into control. There is no charge for this, and we hope everyone is careful with their fall burning. Grasses, fields and timber areas have dried out considerably since Spring, even with the rains we had during the summer. Due to dryer conditions, you need to pay extra attention to weather conditions and burning conditions while burning.
Burning conditions can change daily due to weather conditions. Please check back regularly to check on conditions in your area.