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Fire danger drops to High, open burning closed


September 1, 2022

Sustained cooler temperatures and increased fuel moistures have prompted fire protection agencies to lower the fire danger in Missoula County to HIGH, effective immediately. Caution when outdoors is still urged as 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.

“There is still plenty of tall, dry grass—especially in our lower country—and record temperatures are threatening to retu...

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