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Yellowstone County imposes ban on open burning

Posted at 1:27 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:31:04-04

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Department of Emergency Management has imposed a ban on open burning.

The ban announced Monday afternoon is set to last through Saturday at 4 p.m.

The suspension will continue and allow open burning only on weekends until further notice, according to a press release. Burning will be allowed during daylight hours only and does require a Yellowstone County burn permit. A permit may be obtained on line at

"We ask that if people do not need to burn during this difficult time, by all means please hold off until the Covid19 crisis is over," said Lockwood Fire Chief John Staley. "We thank our citizens for their cooperation and their patience during this difficult period."