|July 11, 2013
Fire danger moved to “High,” as of July 9
MISSOULA — Fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have moved the fire danger to “High” starting Tuesday July 9.
Despite receiving rain, the fine fuels (grasses and small branches) continue to dry out, causing the fire danger to rise. The weather forecast calls for continued hot dry days with temps into the lower 90Æs this week. Remember the fine fuels will dry quickly, within a few days or hours after a storm.
It is normal for this time of year to be in High fire danger. People who burned this spring should go check on their piles to make sure they are fully extinguished. Everyone should be sure campfires are cold to the touch before leaving them. Open burning (debris burning) remains CLOSED in Missoula County. While there are no other restrictions at this time, we urge people to be careful with fires and double check before recreating in Montana. Visit www.firerestrictions.us for more information.
The MCFPA would like to thank the residents of Missoula County for being cautious while enjoying the outdoors and appreciate your cooperation. Find more on the web, at:www.mcfpa.org and like us on Facebook for instant updates throughout the week.