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Fire Danger raised to High in Missoula County


MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures and drying vegetation, fire protection agencies have raised the fire danger in Missoula County to HIGH, effective Monday, July 18. When fire danger is high, dry grasses and needles ignite easily and fires can spread rapidly and may be difficult to control. Unattended campfires are likely to escape and high intensity burning is likely to occur on slopes and concentrated grassy areas.

According to Colt Mortenson, Lolo National Forest Fire Staff Officer, “Spring and early summer rains have provided us with plenty of grasses and ‘flashy’ fuels th...

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