Fire danger Very High in Missoula County
August 1, 2019
MISSOULA - Interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) are reporting fire danger indices within Missoula County to be VERY HIGH. Outdoor debris burning by permit has been closed in Missoula County since July 2.
Future forecasts call for hot and dry conditions without moisture. After a wet spring, fuels have dried to the point that fires will quickly spread out of the control of initial attack resources. Fine dead fuels are the primary carrier of fire in the wildland. When fires get established in this fuel type they spread out of contr...