Smith Valley Fire Department


Burn Season is currently closed.

Debris burning is not allowed December, January, and February due

to frequent inversions that can cause poor air quality.


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 If no restrictions are in place, a permit is not needed for   campfires measuring less than 48 inches in diameter.

  • Recreational campfires are allowed year-round when no restrictions are in place.
  • A campfire must be constructed in an area free of flammable materials; check for overhanging branches.
  • Do not allow your campfire to spread beyond the established ring, pit, grate or container.
  • A shovel, or other fire tools, and a sufficient amount of water to extinguish the fire must be on site.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended, and make sure it is DEAD OUT before vacating the site.



Open Debris Burning Season Information:


Dec 1 - Feb 28

No burning due to air quality concerns

Mar 1 - Apr 30 Spring open burning season
  • No burn permit required
  • Air quality compliance required in Flathead County
     Call 751-8144 or click here for today's ventilation forecast
May 1 - June 30

Burn Permits are required

  • Air quality compliance required in Flathead County
  • Call 751-8144 or click here for today's Air Quality ventilation & burning forecast













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Smith Valley Fire Department
3496 Highway 2 west
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 752-3548

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Our monthly Board of Trustee meeting is held the second Monday of every month at 4:00pm. This meeting is held at our main station at 3496 HWY 2 West, Kalispell. The agenda is posted in the community room window of the main station. We look forward to seeing you.


Smith Valley Fire District, Board of Trustees:

Rod Gillman, Chairperson

Marv Berg, Secretary

David Roberts

Chris Rupp

Alex Saylor


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