Fire danger drops to "High" in Missoula Area, remains "Very High" in the Swan Valley

Fire danger remains Very High on the Flathead National Forest and Missoula County fire protection agencies lowered the fire danger to "High" due to the recent cold front and moisture that visited the Missoula area on Labor Day. While fuels on the Flathead National Forest are very dry and susceptible to rapid fire spread once ignited, fuels in the Missoula area are predicted to dry out quickly with a predicted return of prolonged dry and warm weather. Fire agencies warn residents and visitors, especially hunters heading out into the field, that there is still an elevated threat from fire.

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