Purchase permit, take every precaution before controlled burn

It is, slowly, creeping toward spring here in Montana.

And with that warmer but still wet weather comes controlled burn season.

You are required to purchase a burn permit, and that system is now streamlined and online, at burnpermits.mt.gov. In Lewis and Clark County, a permit is just $8. If you keep your number, you can renew that permit each year for $5.

Bob Drake is the chief of the Tri-Lakes volunteer fire department. He says buying that permit is crucial.

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