No open burning is being allowed Saturday, April 27. The weather in the Bitterroot Valley will be hot and windy Saturday - with gusts expected near 40 miles per hour.

Due to the hot temperatures in the 70s, combined with that wind, Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman and Ravalli County Fire Warden Brad Mohn are asking residents to not do any open burning Saturday, and to be cautious even on Sunday.

In a news release, Hoffman said the winds could easily spread a small fire into a blaze that could potentially endanger citizens and property.