MISSOULA – Fire managers have raised the fire danger in Missoula County to “very high.”
Interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association made the decision as future forecasts call for hot and dry conditions without moisture.
Jordan Koppen with the Montana DNRC notes that after a wet spring, fuels have dried to the point that fires will quickly spread out of the control of initial attack resources.
Koppen notes that over the past week there have been multiple fires, caused by human behavior in recent days.
Wildfire agencies have not implemented fire restrictions at this time. Koppen says that “everyone needs to take special care when engaged in activities that could ignite a wildfire.”