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Smoke visible from Missoula’s Rattlesnake area due to prescribed burn

Posted at 3:55 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 06:46:25-04

MISSOULA – Smoke is visible in the Missoula valley Monday afternoon, due to a prescribed burn in the Rattlesnake National Recreational Area.

The Missoula Ranger District posted on their Facebook page that the ignition will be primarily by helicopter and the burns could limit public access in the Marshall Creek area.

The burn is part of a multi-year Marshall Woods Restoration project.

Prescribed fire signs will be posted at trailheads, adjacent roads and any forest trails near where burning is taking place.

Marshall Creek Burn Map
Planned prescribed burn area Marshall Creek area Missoula

For public safety, recreationists are asked to be aware of fire crews and vehicles.

Smoke from the burns may be visible from Interstate 90, Highway 200, and the greater Missoula valley.

If there are any questions please contact the Missoula Ranger District at 329-3750.

More information about the Marshall Woods Project can be found here: