By Kristin Mortenson
Community Preparedness & Fire Prevention Specialist, DNRC 

Fire Danger raised to Moderate in Missoula County

Outdoor Burning to close July 1


MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures, reduced 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. Residents and visitors are asked to use caution, especially as they enjoy the outdoors this upcoming holiday weekend.

On average, three out of every four wildfires i...

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