Fire Danger Raised to HIGH in Missoula Area
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021 — Missoula, Montana – Due to increasing temperatures and drying vegetation, wildland fire
officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have raised the fire danger within
Missoula County to HIGH, effective 12:01 AM Tuesday, June 29, 2021. High fire danger means that dry grasses
and needles ignite easily, fires can spread rapidly and may be difficult to control. Unattended campfires are
likely to escape. Always attend your campfire and use established fire rings. Remember to completely drown
your campfire with water, stir the coals and embers, then drown again and make sure the campfire is cool to
the touch. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave. Recreational fires are illegal within Missoula City limits.
Additionally, outdoor burning by permit is closed in Missoula County, effective 12:01 AM Tuesday, June 29,
2021. Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution when outdoors. Before heading out, please check
current Montana fire restrictions at www.mtfireinfo.org. This website is slated to go live June 30, 2021.
As we approach the Fourth of July, this is a reminder that fireworks are illegal within the City of Missoula,
including Fort Missoula Regional Park and on all public lands.
Visit MCFPA.org to learn more about outdoor burning seasons, fireworks safety and rules, and other fire
prevention tips in Missoula County.
Do your part to prevent a wildfire spark! One less spark is one less wildfire!