KYSS FM friends, you are encouraged to learn more about planning, preparing and preventing. Wildfire Awareness Week is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the nature of wildfires in Montana and ensure that we take necessary precautions.  An average of  85% of wildfires between 2001 and 2011 were caused by human activity, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. In Montana, top causes of wildfire change through the course of the season, but precautions and preparedness remain constant, not only as outdoor recreation fans, but as home owners in forested areas as well. Wildfires happen. Take action! Our friends at have lots of useful information and advice. Please take a moment or two during Wildfire Awareness Week and see what you can do to make things safer for your fellow Montanans. DB