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Old 07-04-2015, 10:28 PM
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Sound carries quite well in my area.....I can easily hear shotgun reports from down on the B.R. River hunting areas during duck season, and that's up to 2 1/2 miles away, and in all the previous years living on this property (36), I've ALWAYS heard Fireworks from up to 4 miles away........This year up to 10:14pm, I have not heard one single sound from any type of Firework(s)!!......I am so greatfull that the local residents (and visiting tourists and nonresidents) have listened to the State, County, Local Fire Departments, and Forest Service personell, warning about the EXTREEM Fire-Danger in all areas of not only Ravalli County but most all of the State of Montana.

In all of the 40 years I have owned this property I HAVE NEVER experienced this degree of "dryness". Many of the trees in this area are showing signs of extreem stress due to the lack of moisture.

Lets all Pray for rain
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:25 AM
Location: Denver, Colorado
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It's been very quiet in Washington state as well. Normally, this time of year it sounds like a war zone. However, because of the fires burning east of the Cascades and the extreme fire danger all over the Northwest, many people have not risked blowing off fireworks this year around here. There is too much brush and trees around here and the potential to start fires is very high.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:06 AM
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I didn't hear anything up in the north end of the Flathead valley either except for about two last (Sunday) night. I too am glad that people listened to the please from the many fire departments and forest service personnel. For all of the 'how dare they infringe my right to shoot off fireworks, I'll do whatever I want!!!' posts I saw on social media leading up to the 4th I thought for sure that hundreds/thousands of people were going to ignore the bans and set half the state on fire. Glad to see that deep down most people do have the common sense to do the right thing.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:59 PM
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So far, so good- small brush fire in our area, but the local VFD was able to knock it down fast. Someone should start handing out a Darwin award to those that think shooting off fireworks, and endangering the community is a good idea.
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