Tag Archives: Montana

Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee in the West

Fires have caused many evacuations     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat. The ...

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Record Heat, Wildfires Ease for Some in U.S. West

Weather conditions slow some blazes     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sudden gusty series of rainstorms allowed Los Angeles to cancel evacuation orders for a wildfire that the mayor called the ...

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Fire Destroys Historic National Park Chalet in Montana

Ground and air crews made a valiant stand   By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The main building of an historic, backcountry chalet in Glacier National Park in northern Montana burned in a wildfire Thursday evening. The ...

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Crews Face Triple-Digit Heat at Western Wildfires

Temperatures are expected to hit 100 over the weekend     By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Triple-digit heat across much of the U.S. West hampered crews battling scores of wildfires Thursday, including one threatening dozens of ...

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Wildfire Causes Evacuation of Montana Town

Fire near Seeley Lake is one of 19 in Montana   HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in Montana ordered the evacuation of nearly 600 homes after a fire burning on a mountain ridge suddenly changed direction and threatened a popular ...

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Wildfires Cause Evacuations in California, Oregon

Hundreds affected as fires grow near small towns     SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that’s a prime location for viewing the ...

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Wildfire Leads to More Evacuations in Montana

Hundreds of homes evacuated when wildfire flared up   HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A month-old wildfire flared up in western Montana, forcing the evacuation of hundreds more homes and devouring another large chunk of forest as the drought-stricken state struggles ...

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Wildfire Cuts Off Routes for Hikers in Glacier National Park

Guests at chalet hold out or take more difficult trail     By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry ...

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Wildfire Smoke Chokes Montana Town

Residents of Seeley Lake advised to leave   By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The smoke pouring into a small Montana town from a nearby wildfire has gotten so bad that health officials are warning residents to ...

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USFA: Forest Service On-Duty Death

Vista Grande Hotshot killed fighting Montana wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Brent M. Witham, 29, of the U.S. Forest Service on August 2, 2017. Firefighter Brent Witham was struck and ...

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