Fri Jul 05 14:48:00 MDT 2013
As summer temperatures heat up, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds everyone who plans to be outdoors to be aware that fire danger is also on the rise.
"We urge all recreationists to be cautious when building and extinguishing camp fires and to be prepared to prevent wild fires," said Jeff Hagener, director of FWP in Helena.
FWP suggests that everyone:
- Carry a shovel, bucket and axe.
- Restrict camping activities to designated camping areas and build campfires only in established fire rings.
- Drive only on established roads. Take care to ensure that catalytic converters and mufflers are in good repair.
- Do not stop or park vehicles over grass or brush.