Posted: Aug 5, 2013 5:18 PM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 5, 2013 5:40 PM
State fire officials say they are fully prepared for the last two months of fire season.
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation State Forester Bob Harrington says for the beginning of August Montana is in good shape.
He says there are no large fires on state land.
And he says all air and ground crews are rested and prepped for what lies ahead.
"I think we feel as prepared as we can be. We typically see this week and next week as statistically our most challenging weeks in average fire years," said Harrington.
So far Harrington reports the state has spent about $2 million suppressing fires since July 1st.
The Governor's office reports fire costs prior to that totaled about $800,000.