Wildfire In The Missoula Urban Interface

Every year Missoulians face the threat of wildfires and every year the Missoula Fire Department (MFD) is there on the front lines doing their part. We not only suppress these fires, but we also provide an array of services to make property owners and residents safer and better prepared in the event of wildfires.

MFD has a total of 6 wildland vehicles with additional support vehicles available for wildland dispatch. MFD also supports an all-hazards Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) which consists of multiple overhead positions that take lead on various disaster related events.

Keep Your Property Safe From Wildfire

Please visit our Wildfire Prevention page for helpful resources and links on keeping yourself and your property safe during wildfire season. You can also contact the Missoula Fire Department during normal business hours at 406-552-6210 and ask to speak to someone in our Fire Prevention Bureau.

Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Smoke from local and regional fires often fill Missoula's air late in the summer and early in the fall. Thick smoke can pose risks to your health. Learn who is at the greatest risk and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the Center for Disease Control. You can also visit the Missoula County Health Department's page for local environmental/air quality information.

Mount Sentinel Fire - photo taken by citizen