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Fire Season Rapidly Approaching, Three Step Program Can Help Prepare

Fire season is rapidly approaching. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is encouraging Missoula residents to use a three step plan to get ready. Public Relations Specialist Jordan Koppen says hes noticed many homes are not prepared.

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Weather Bureau – May Moisture Helps Snowpack – Summer Could Be Hot And Relatively Dry

Senior Meteorologist Bob Nester with the National Weather Service Office in Missoula, has put together a look back at moisture levels for May, as well as a peek ahead into the probable forecast for summer and Montana's Wildfire Season.

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Experts Predict Normal Air Quality Levels This Fire Season

Fire season is around the corner, and that means air quality concerns for western Montana.

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Mild Winter Still Leaves Adequate Snow Pack In Mountains – Could Return to La Nina Winter Next Year

Despite the warm, relatively dry winter and the early spring that western Montana has experienced, the National Weather Service says there is plenty of snow pack in area mountains.

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Montana Firefighting Costs Higher Compared to 2014 Fire Season

This summer began with calls for caution by some Montana state agencies warning that the 2015 fire season could be the worst on record.

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Most of Northwest Montana Going Into Stage Two Fire Restrictions

A large swath of Northwest Montana will be moving into Stage II Fire Restrictions at 12:01 am tomorrow, August 20 including Lincoln county, Sanders county, Flathead County, Lake county and Mineral county.

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Dry Weather in Missoula May Lead to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Missoula is currently abiding by Stage 1 fire restrictions, however, with the dry weather conditions Emergency Management Director Adrian Beck says Missoula may have to move into Stage 2 fire restrictions soon.

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Missoula Fire Managers “Pleased” With Low Number of Fourth of July Weekend Fires

Fire managers are claiming that Stage 1 fire restrictions in Missoula County over the Fourth of July Weekend helped to limit the number of fires, but Montana DNRC Public Information Officer Crystal Beckman says there were more than just a few fire starts.

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Representative Ryan Zinke Visits Glacier Rim Fire – Containment Remains at 25 Percent

Congressman Ryan Zinke toured the Flathead Valley and the Hungry Horse Ranger Station earlier this week and said that fire season has certainly descended upon Northern Montana.

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Montana Facing Above Average Fire Season in 2015, Expert Says

Experts are already predicting that Montana's fire danger this summer will be above average, and, in light of a recent history of rough fire seasons, those aren't words to take lightly...

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