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Fire Danger returns to Moderate in Missoula County


MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures, lack of precipitation, and drying vegetation, wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have raised the fire danger within Missoula County to MODERATE, effective immediately.

When fire danger is moderate, fires readily start in open, dry grassland and will burn and spread quickly on windy days. Most wood fires will spread slowly to moderately. Outdoor burning with a permit is still open in Missoula County, but MCFPA urges residents to not burn on windy days and to make sure to activate their permits ever...

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