Tag Archives: Montana

Early-Season Wildfires on Montana Crow Reservation

13 fires in the last week     BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Crow Agency firefighting officials on Friday banned open burning on the southeastern Montana reservation following a string of small, early-season wildfires. Fire crews responded to 13 small fires ...

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Hiring: Forestry Technician (Fire, Assistant Engine Captain), BLM, Montana

Deadline: June 30, 2020     Summary BLM is seeking individuals to serve as Forestry Techs (Assistant Engine Captains) with the BLM, North Central Montana District Office, Division of Fire Management.   Currently we have one vacancy in Zortman, MT and ...

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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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