Rising temperatures could raise the fire danger again in Southwest Montana.
Already this year the southern half of the state has seen many destructive wildfires.
According to Butte-Silver Bow fire officials the best way to beat a wildfire is to prepare your property before it's threatened.
“The first thing they should do is have any important documents that they think they might need to take if they have to leave and have them in one place ready to go,” Fire Director of Services Jeff Miller said.
That includes things like insurance policies, medical records and birth certificates. Any and all documents that would be tough to replace if lost to a fire.
Outside of your home it's important to clear any potential wildfire fuels.
“People that live out in the urban area want to get rid of any standing brush or tall grass, anything within 100 to 150 feet of their residence," said Rick Hansen, Captain of the Butte Fire Department.
Also folks want to pay attention to the condition of any vacant lots near their homes. These types of places typically are not maintained regularly, and this is where brush and tall grasses can build up.
Lastly, if a fire is approaching your property there are some quick things you can do to help.
"If your home is fueled with propane or natural gas and if you can and there is time and you have to leave and are prepared then it's probably a good idea to shut that off,” added Miller.
If you follow these tips then your house has a greater chance of surviving what could be a disaster.