Tag Archives: Montana

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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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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