Smith Valley Fire Department

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Stage II Fire Restrictions have been removed effective 8.29.18   


Campfire Information


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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.


During the summer, as wild fire danger increases, special fire restrictions may be established by an authority having jurisdiction. Restrictions prohibit building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire on public or private property.


Open Debris Burning Season Information:

July 1 - Sept 30 No burning allowed due to the increased fire danger of Montana's Fire Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30 Fall open burning season
  • No burn permit required
  • Air quality compliance required
    • In Flathead County, call 751-8144
    • In Lake County, call 1-800-225-6779





Contact us at 406.752.3548



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

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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