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Fire danger raised to "moderate" in Missoula area

Outdoor burning to close
Moderate Fire Danger
Posted at 1:37 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 20:15:26-04

MISSOULA — Area fire managers are moving the fire danger to "moderate" in the Missoula area.

Recent warmer and drier conditions have prompted the fire danger level to be raised from "low," according to a news release from the Missoula County Fire Protection Agency.

Missoula County will also be is closing Outdoor Burning by Permit, effective on Tuesday, July 7.

People who want to know what they can do around their property -- and within their neighborhood -- to lessen the risk of wildfire can visit MCFPA.org, KeepMontanaGreen.com/fire-prevention, or contact the local fire department’s non-emergency number.

MCFPA notes that over 60% of wildfires in Montana are human-caused, many of them due to campfires, equipment, and vehicles.

The fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest was raised to “moderate” in late June.