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Campfire safety is everyone's responsibility


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An abandoned campfire escaped the metal ring.

Wildfire prevention personnel and first responders have been encountering a high number of unattended campfires this spring across public lands within Missoula County. Even though mild spring conditions have ushered in wet, cool conditions, campfire safety should always be followed to prevent wildfire.

Campfires should be kept smaller than 3 feet in diameter, and optimally be contained within an existing metal ring at a designated campground or other established site. If campers are enjoying a stay outside of a campground, they are encouraged to use existing rock rings as opposed to buildin...

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