Tag Archives: Montana

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Eastern Montana Wildfire

No structures have been lost in the wildfire     BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for homes near the Montana community of Molt that had been threatened by a wildfire. Montana Department of Natural Resources and ...

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Ceremony Marks 70th Anniversary of Deadly Mann Gulch Fire

13 firefighters were killed on August 5, 1949 in a Montana wildfire     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials are marking the 70th anniversary of a tragic blaze north of Helena that killed 13 firefighters and prompted the U.S. Forest ...

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Firefighter Killed in 2017 Lolo Peak Fire Memorialized

Firefighter Brent Witham was killed by a falling tree     MTN News, KRTV LOLO (KRTV) – The memory of a California firefighter who lost his life during Western Montana’s historic 2017 wildfire season is being marked in Lolo. Firefighter ...

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Some Residents Return After Helena Wildfire

Wildfire north of Helena was 15% contained     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Some residents who evacuated their homes due to a fire burning north of Helena were allowed to return Wednesday while state officials announced an influx of money ...

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Montana, Oregon Wildfires Prompt Evacuations

Several in Montana did not heed warning     By AMY BETH HANSON and SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of Montana residents who fled their homes because of a four-day wildfire were allowed back Tuesday to ...

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Firefighters Work to Protect Homes North of Helena, Montana

Residents of 400 homes have been evacuated     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters are working to protect homes in the path of a suspected human-caused fire north of Helena. The fire, which started at mid-day Friday, had burned nearly ...

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Smokejumpers, Hotshots Urge Montana Senator to Change Federal Classification

Legislation could change the name back to firefighters     Dennis Bragg, MTN News/KRTV.com MISSOULA (KRTV) – Experienced wildland firefighters tell Sen. Steve Daines they never expected to “get rich” by “sleeping in the dirt” and putting their lives at ...

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Chief Mountain IHC

Blackfeet Nation     David Burdeau – Chief Mountain Hotshots R-1 wildland firefighters Blackfeet Nation Browning, Montana More about Chief Mountain IHC

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House Fire Causes Montana Wildfire

1,700-acre wildfire was pushed by winds     LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire sparked by a house fire prompted evacuations in southeastern Montana before it was contained. The Billings Gazette reports that the fire, estimated at 1,700 acres ...

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Court Blocks Montana Logging Project

Attorney for USFS said project would reduce wildfire threats     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked a western Montana logging project while it considers a lawsuit that claims the project could harm threatened species. The ...

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