Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:57 AM
BOZEMAN - The Gallatin National Forest is warning people that fire season is not over.
They're reminding hunters and others recreating in the forest to make sure fires are drowned and to stir them until they are cool to the touch.
Last weekend Bozeman Ranger District fire fighters responded to six escaped campfires in the backcountry of the Gallatin National Forest, according to a news release.
"Even though we have received moisture, when the sun comes out any heat left in campfires starts to creep through the dry grass and duff. We have even seen a few trees torch or are scorched. Keep your fires small, do not place them under or near trees, and be sure to drowned and stir them until it is cool to the touch," the release states.