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September 6, 2018

Fire restrictions rescinded across northwest Montana

KALISPELL — Cooperating interagency fire managers across northwest Montana followed suit with the Missoula area and rescinded Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Aug. 31.

Recent rain and cooler temperatures have substantially slowed growth of all area fires, but fire managers encourage people to recognize that, while evenings are cool, forest vegetation remains dry. Historically, many of the wildfires in the Flathead area have grown substantially with weather systems and high winds common in late August and early September.

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