Fire Season

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The early stages of a wildfire
For the most part, Montana has a very dry climate. During the summer months, the threat of wildfires is dangerously high. Controlled burnings, and campfires are extremely limited, if not banned completely. Just parking a car in a field with semi-tall grass can be dangerous if the hot engine meets a blade of grass. You pretty much can't drive anywhere without seeing the effects of wildfires. I'm not even sure how this fire started, someone probably threw a cigarette out the window or something stupid like that, but my mom and I were driving back to Helena from Rapid City, SD. We saw just a little smoke over the hill, and by the time we rounded the corner, an entire hillside was blazing with only one fire engine crew to try to fight it. It only took a few seconds to drive by, but we were choking because of all the smoke, and it was like driving through a hot!!!
rotorhead85 says:
Worked there on the Bitteroot Fires a few years ago. Those fires can sure ruin some awesome country.
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008
PhinsAndGills says:
My Dad's a fireman, I'll have to show him your blog.
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008
sylviandavid says:
Talk about right on the action! good job of thinking to get photos.... sylvia
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008
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The early stages of a wildfire
The early stages of a wildfire
Driving through the middle of a wi…
Driving through the middle of a w…
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