GREAT FALLS — If you look to the north of Great Falls today, you might see smoke from a fire - but it's not a wildfire.
According to the Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation is conducting a prescribed burn at/near Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge.
They are burning an estimated 2,200 acres, and the fire is kicking up a lot of smoke.
You can check the status of scheduled burns - for any Montana county - on the Montana Burn Permit & Notification Service website by clicking here.
You can also use the site to buy a burn permit, activate an existing permit, and renew an existing permit.
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