Fire officials in Missoula County will move the fire designation to "High" starting Tuesday, July 9. The Missoula County Fire Protection Association sent a press release saying that despite receiving some Monday morning rain, the fine fuels (grasses and small branches) continue to dry out. The weather forecast calls for continued hot days. The Association says it's normal for this time of year to be in High fire danger. People who burned this spring should check their piles to make sure they are fully extinguished. Everyone should be sure campfires are cold to the touch before leaving them. Open debris burning remains closed in Missoula County. And while there are no other restrictions at this time, they urge people to be careful with fires and double check before recreating in Montana. Our thanks to MCFPA for keeping us posted. DB