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600 AM MDT FRI MARCH 17 2017

Today`s topic during this Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week

is wildfire safety and mitigation.

During periods of extreme fire danger in forests and rangelands... should avoid being in areas where you might become trapped by

   a wildfire. should avoid the use of matches or anything else which could

   ignite a fire.

...make sure that hot parts of motorized equipment, such as mufflers,

   are not allowed to come in contact with dry grasses or other

   potentially flammable material.

If you become trapped or cut off by a wildfire, seek shelter in areas

with little or no fuel, such as rock slide areas or lakes.

For more information on wildfires and wildfire safety, go to this

web page...

And click on the awareness week story, in the news headlines, then

click on Friday`s entry.

Jim Pringle

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

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