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Montana responders raise level of preparedness for fires

Posted at 2:33 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 16:33:44-04

BILLINGS- An interagency firefighting group has raised its level or preparedness for all of Montana to fight wildfires.

Missoula-based Northern Rockies Coordination Center raised the level to three, which indicates a boost in resources to ensure enough are available to fight fires statewide.

In the Northern Rockies region, those levels are derived from a two-tiered approach:

  • What is occurring? This can include the fire’s activity and what kind of teams and resources are available.
  • What could occur? That measures the fire’s potential and the fire’s danger to surrounding communities.