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Recent Moisture Lowered the Risk of Significant Wildfires ... For Now


Potential for significant wildland fire is anticipated to be normal this June, according to the latest forecast from the National Interagency Fire Center.

Recent moisture has decreased the risk of wildfires across Montana. However, that could change later this summer, especially in areas east of the Continental Divide.

In the Northern Rockies overall, the generally cool, wet spring has dampened the current risk of significant wildfire.

Vegetation growth is off to a late start and is expected to reduce significant fire risk for the next couple of weeks. As summer wears on, though, the risk o...

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