Record Dry Conditions Persist, Raising Fire Danger and Dropping River Levels

The Flathead Beacon reports that Western Montana is in the clutches of an historic dry spell with triple-digit temperatures on the horizon, worsening the threat of fire danger and severely lowering stream flows. Open burning season is being closed a week early due to heightened fire conditions, according to state officials. The last day to burn debris in Flathead County is June 23. Read the full story here.