Fire danger hiked to moderate in Bitterroot National Forest

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 11:02:24-04

HAMILTON – The fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest has been raised from “Low” to “Moderate”.

Above average temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms with the potential of frequent lightning.

Forest officials say that fuels are starting to dry out in many areas of the Bitterroot and warmer temperatures are predicted through the month.

When the fire danger is “moderate”, fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of fires is usually low.

Firefighters are asking for the public’s help in preventing human-caused wildfires.

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