Fire Danger Moved to High for Bitterroot National Forest
Fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest has been moved to high as a result of the much warmer and drier weather in the past few weeks.
"We're expecting temperatures in the 100's this weekend," Bitterroot National Forest's Joni Lubke said. "We moved it into high as a result of the much warmer and drier weather we've been seeing in the last few weeks. We just wanted to warn the public that if they're going to have a campground when they're out recreating, to make sure to put it out before they leave. Do not leave campfires unattended."
Lubke encouraged the public to take extra precautions when recreating in the Bitterroot National Forest, especially as it gets closer to the Fourth of July weekend.
"Fires can start very easily from most any cause," Lubke said. "Driving a hot vehicle over grass can start it, to campfires, to fireworks, so all of those things you need to be cautious about. Especially a reminder that with it being close to Fourth of July weekend, fireworks are prohibited on forest service lands, so use common sense."
For more information contact the Bitterroot National Forest at (406) 363-7100.