Montana law enforcement officials and firefighters are on alert after the state's forests were identified as a potential terrorist target. An English language Al-Qaida magazine called "Inspire" gives permission for terrorists to "ignite a firebomb" in the forests of Montana.
The article goes on to list several historical fires in Montana that caused a lot of damage, and gives suggestions on how to intentionally start another one.
The Missoula County Sheriff's Department says the state's multiple law enforcement are prepared to handle any terrorist threat, but they say they understand panic is
"We're always prepared for anything they may do,? said Missoula County Bomb Squad Coordinator Dave Ball. ?But I think in reality, it's a campaign to put fear into the people that they're fighting against, even if it's just in the literature."