Fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association have moved the fire danger to “High” and will close open burning in Missoula County starting tomorrow. Fire prevention coordinator with the DNRC,  Cindy Super says despite receiving rain in parts of the county over the past week, grasses and small branches continue to dry out, causing the fire danger to rise.

Super says campfires are still permitted at this time and that it is normal for this time of year to be in High fire danger.