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Recent precipitation not enough to eliminate fire dangers

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Even though much of the state saw precipitation overnight and this morning, DNRC officials say it wasn't enough to make a big impact on fire conditions.

DNRC Public Information Officer John Grassy says the recent rain and snowfall will help dampen some of the fire activity in the western part of the state.  He says with the days becoming shorter and colder, the burn window is closing as well.

Grassy says, "We're going to need significantly more precipitation before the fire activity goes completely away with what we call a season ending event."

Cold fronts, like the one that passed through last night, can also have a negative impact on fire conditions because the wind that tends to follow precipitation can further dry out fuels.

 

Story by Aniseh Hamour, Beartooth NBC.
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