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Fire Information for Travelers

 

 

Montana forest overlook

Montana is 93 million acres of spectacular unspoiled nature. Because of our diverse landscape and weather, wildfires happen as a natural part of Montana’s ecology. Sometimes a fire occurs near a popular destination, but there’s no reason to let it stop you from enjoying your Montana experience.


The State of Montana prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. In addition to fire activity, we are closely monitoring the impacts of coronavirus or COVID-19. Montana is now in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan

The health and safety of our citizens and visitors is our top priority. While visiting our spectacular state please be prepared for some new protocols and safety precautions.

  • Know before you go: Know the local public health guidelines before arriving at your destination.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Understand some services and destinations may be limited.

Below you’ll find information about current fires with potential impacts on travel. If a fire is occurring near your destination, remember it’s being managed by experts whose top priority is public safety. If an area is open, it’s safe.

 

If you have questions or would like assistance with your Montana itinerary, feel free to call a travel counselor at 800.847.4868 or go to VISITMT.com to start a live chat.

 


Latest Activity

Updated September 30, 2020 9:00 a.m. 


Webcams

See the view before you go from a variety of webcams across the state.

NOTE: The following links go to websites maintained by third parties.

Montana Department of Transportation

National Park Service


Air Quality

If smoke is heavy or you’re sensitive to it, you may wish to consider adjusting your itinerary until air quality improves.

Try exploring a different area (see things to do at VisitMT.com).

 

 

Even if you see smoke, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re close to a fire. Sometimes smoke blows in from hundreds of miles away.

For up-to-date air quality conditions from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, click here.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services maintains a website with health information related to wildfire smoke. To access it, click here.


Fire Restrictions

To help reduce the risk of a fire, restrictions may be in place. Before you go camping, please check for any current restrictions.

For a list/map of current restrictions, click here.


Additional Resources


MONTANA OFFICE OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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