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By Andi Bourne

County grant available to treat the home ignition zone


September 17, 2020

National Fire Protection Association

The home ignition zone. The Immediate Zone extends from zero to five feet around the home. The Intermediate Zone is five to 30 feet and the Extended Zone extends out 100 feet from the main structure .

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with United Way of Missoula County and the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) to focus on reducing wildfire risk and catastrophic losses to resources and property on private land throughout Missoula County. The Missoula County Home Ignition Zone Fuels Mitigation Program provides homeowners the opportunity to reduce Home Ignition Zone vulnerabilities to wildfire through a cost-share program Oct. 13-31 and next summer.

According to the US Forest Service's Wildfire Risk to Communities website, populated areas in Missou...

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