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Lightning Sparks Concern for Wildfire Season

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This week's heavy rains brought temporary relief to fire efforts across the state, but the thousands of lightning strikes that hit southwestern Montana yesterday sparked concern about a prolonged wildfire season.

Wildfires are most common during the hot and dry summer months, but fire officials say pairing those conditions with persistent lightning makes for a dangerous combination.

Eric Morris, Senior Fire Officer at Wildfire Defense Systems, say its important to keep your property ready for the worst, especially during a lightning shower.

"Keeping your property maintained year round includes keeping trees trimmed up to at least 6 feet, firewood removed away from the house at least 30 feet, and having lawn manicured and well watered are proper things you can do."

According to the National Forest Service in Helena, as of late this morning firefighters were working to put out four small wildfires near the Capitol city that were sparked by yesterday's lightning.



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