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Fire Danger is MODERATE on the Flathead Indian Reservation

June 10, 2021 - Ronan, Montana – The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes fire danger.  Although we have received some precipitation, next week fuel moistures will start to lower as temperatures are forecasted to climb into the 90’s.  The near-term forecast calls for high temperatures & low relative humidity.  Although no restrictions are in place at this time, The Division of Fire would like to stress to the public the importance of fire safety while out working and recreating in the woods.  If you plan to burn, check the weather for the day you are going to burn as well as the following days.  It has been windy this spring and there has been numerous escaped fires due to the wind events.

The Flathead Indian Reservation is currently in MODERATE fire danger. Please do your part to ensure there is One Less Spark as a result of your outdoor activities in the heat of the afternoon. 

  1. Mowing tall grass where the blade can strike a rock
  2. Safety chains sparking on the road while towing a trailer
  3. Failure to have a spark arrester in your equipment's exhaust system in grassy areas

If a small fire becomes a full-blown forest fire, it could lead to arson charges, fines and even the bill for all fire-caused costs.

If you have any questions, call The Division of Fire at 406.676.2550