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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