Fire danger bumps to High for Missoula County

MISSOULA - Interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) moved fire danger signs to HIGH within Missoula County Monday, July 15.

The extended forecast calls for temperatures in the high 80s and in many areas of the county, vegetation is beginning to cure. This type of fine, dead fuel is the primary carrier of fire in the wildland and when fires get established in this fuel type they can quickly spread out of control.

Outdoor debris burning by permit has been closed since July 2 but firefighters continue to respond to debris fires across the co...


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