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By Andi Bourne

Fire restrictions in place, no open flames


Due to worsening fire danger, campfires are banned and other fire restrictions went into affect Saturday, July 17 throughout most of the Missoula area.

As of 12 p.m. Monday, July 19 there were 20 large fire incidents in Montana. Since Jan. 1, there have been over 1,400 fire starts in Montana burning over 150,000 acres, with over 500 starts this month. Of the fire starts in the last month, over 75% were human caused.

"With current fire activity and predicted weather, we all need to do everything we can to prevent additional wildfires from starting," Lolo National Forest Service Supervisor C...

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