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Fire Season is Here

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Winter in Billings, and the rest of Montana, saw record snow fall, but the spring is bringing less moisture, turning the lush, green vegetation into a dry, brittle brown.

With temperatures staying above 90 degrees, Joe Lester with the National Weather Service said fire season is upon us. He said people should be aware of their surroundings.

Ed Thompson, Battalion Chief with the Billings Fire Department, said people should be prepared for the worst by having a fire extinguisher nearby and if you live in a rural area, have a water tank on your property.

Melodie Lloyd with the Bureau of Land Management said during this and all fire seasons, people should avoid parking their cars in high weeds and make sure there are no chains dragging off of trucks, which could start fires.

Lester, Thompson, and Lloyd agree, stopping a fire before it starts is the most desired outcome during the fire season.

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