Forest Service crews have postponed prescribed burns on the Bitterroot National Forest until there's rainfall. Fire danger is at an all time high for this time of year.
Near record temperatures have created very dry conditions. Fire managers urge everyone to be extra careful building campfires on National Forest land or burning slash and debris around their property.
Snow is melting fast in the mountains. "The dead fuels out there normally would be wet because of the snow melt," said fire management officer Rich Floch. "
But he said," they're starting to dry out and the lower elevations, we really didn't have much snow at all in the valley and so those fuels have already dried out."
Firefighters will continue to mop up and monitor those burns that have already been completed this spring.