By Andi Bourne

Fire danger extreme - Use caution outdoors


MISSOULA - Hot, dry conditions and lack of precipitation forecasted are prompting Missoula County fire protection agencies to raise the fire danger in the Missoula area to EXTREME, effective immediately. Extreme fire danger means that fires start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious and firefighters are rarely able to attack it directly making suppression efforts more complex.

The tri-county area, including Missoula, Mineral and Ravalli counties, has already experienced 228 wildland fires since the beginning of the year, with 75% of those being hu...

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