MISSOULA — A recent cold front and moisture has prompted Missoula County fire protection agencies to lower the area fire danger "high".
But fire managers caution that fuels will dry out quickly with a predicted return of prolonged dry and warm weather, so people need to keep in mind that there is still an elevated threat from fire.
High fire danger means that fine fuels ignite readily, and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape, and fires will spread rapidly.
All of the recent fires in the Missoula area have been human-caused, according to a news release. Although there are no new fire restrictions in the Missoula area, outdoor burning by permit remains closed in Missoula County.
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