By Kelsey Lodge
Missoula Electric Cooperative 

Missoula Electric Cooperative's approach to wildfire prevention


August 5, 2021

Wildland firefighters lighting a controlled burn in an attempt to contain the adjacent wildfire.

The Western United States has experienced some of the most devastating wildfires in the nation's history. In 2017, the wildfire season brought unique challenges for Montana. Not only was it exceptionally hot and dry over a longer period of time, but fires burned across the entire state. A record 2,420 fires burned over 1.4 million acres that year, making it the most destructive fire season to date. As we enter fire season, it's important to understand the prevention methods your Cooperative has in place.

Wildfire mitigation plays an essential role in Missoula Electric Cooperative's operatio...

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