Missoula County Fire Protection Association
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Low Fire Danger in Missoula County Montana Fall 2018
Moderate Fire Danger in Missoula County Montana Fall 2018
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A live Christmas tree burn conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows just how quickly a dried out Christmas tree fire burns, with flashover occurring in less than one minute, as compared to a well-watered tree, which burns at a much slower rate.

Learn how to keep you and your family safe during the holiday season - http://www.nfpa.org/winter
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Missoula County and others were in Stage II Fire Use Restrictions in 2017. Jordan Koppen, Public Information Officer for the MCFPA (with some firefighter friends), explains what this means in a YouTube Video shared on Facebook the last weekend of July.
A Bad Fire Season Means Fire Restrictions*
*SAFE DEBRIS BURNING with County Burn Permit
SMOKEY BEAR knows the FireSafe methods needed to burn yard debris.

Here, in Missoula County, the first rule is to ACQUIRE A BURN PERMIT and follow the rules attached to that process, including the ONLY TIME YOU CAN BURN YARD DEBRIS is Spring. Enjoy the video !
SAFETY IS KEY When Burning Backyard Debris
Outdoor Burning by Permit is closed due to Fire Danger 2018
In the Western United States, “fire season” isn’t seasonal anymore - it’s year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a thoroughly man-made disaster and are technically a misnomer. Here, Verge Science tours fire-prone country to see firsthand the causes and effects of “fire season” that just keep getting worse and worse.
HUMAN-CAUSED Fire: Danger in California & Montana &........
*As of late July 2018, fire agencies are having an issue with abandoned campfires. MCFPA urges all who start a campfire to use extreme caution and do not leave unattended at any time. When you are finished with the campfire, use water to douse flames, stir the ashes, feel for hot spots, use more water (or sand) and stirring until it's DEAD OUT and cold to the touch. More tips for safe campfires mcfpa.org/wildfire_aware_safety.htm.
ABANDONDED CAMPFIRES Causing Local Wildfires July 2018