MISSOULA COUNTY WILDFIRE AWARENESS & Safety Tips:
THANK YOU for wanting to learn about unplanned wildfire in western Montana.
Humans cause most wildfires. Lightning storms produce a share of ignitions, but here on our uniquely fire planet, people are very effective at causing costly to control, unplanned, landscape-scale fire.
The #1 cause of wildfire in Missoula County is escaped debris fire. Others: fireworks; burning cigarette butts; lawn mowers in rocky, dry grass; off-road vehicles; chainsaws.... All it takes is fuel, heat, oxygen and a heartbeat of time and voila: COMBUSTION.
One Less Spark
It's important to recognize a situation where you could cause a fire without even trying and prevent that event.
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