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23 Abandoned Campfires Found in Bitterroot Forest

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BITTERROOT VALLEY -

Firefighters have discovered 23 abandoned campfires burning on the Bitterroot National Forest in the past week.  

Forest service officials said two of the fires -- discovered Sunday morning east of Hamilton -- had escaped their makeshift rings.

Fire crews said if they had not been close by, those fires could have quickly and easily spread.

More than half of the abandoned campfires were discovered outside designated campgrounds, where fires are currently prohibited under Stage 1 restrictions.  

Forest service officials urge members of the public to extinguish all campfires, as fire danger is "very high" in the Bitterroot National Forest.

Click here see a complete list of approved campgrounds, where camp fires are allowed.  
 

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