On Sunday firefighters stopped a fire after it burned 326 acres north of Pompeys Pillar in Montana (see photo above).
The National Interagency Fire Center moved the national preparedness level from four to three.
Elizabeth Reinhardt of the USFS and Dick Bahr of the NPS are quoted in an article about how larger and more frequent fires over the last several decades have limited the size of some fires, as they move into the previously burned areas.
Hot, dry, and windy weather led to several large wildfires in Portugal on Sunday.
Thanks go out to Kelly