Wildfire protection meetings held around Powell County

The Powell County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is in the process of being updated and public meetings have been held across the county, including in Avon and Deer Lodge, for residents to express any concerns and provide input on the new plan.

At a meeting in Helmville, residents and county officials listed drought, road maintenance and people that are new to the area and not as familiar with living close to fire as topics to address.

The Powell County Wildfire Protection Plan is a document that helps communities plan for, respond to and recover from wildfire events.

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