Tag Archives: Montana

Firefighter Killed Fighting Montana Wildfire

Falling tree kills firefighter at Lolo Peak fire   LOLO, Montana – A firefighter was killed on Wednesday afternoon while fighting the Lolo Peak wildfire southwest of Lolo, Montana according to KHQ and Missoula County Sheriff T. J. McDermott. Local ...

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Montana Fire Season Expected to Outpace Funding

Reserves may run out due to budget shortfall adjustment     By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall, long after the state’s ...

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Reinforcements Arrive to Fight Montana Wildfires

Crews and equipment from Alaska to Florida   By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Crews and equipment from 34 states arrived Monday to help fight four massive wildfires that have destroyed a dozen homes in eastern Montana ...

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Falling Tree Kills Firefighter in Montana

19-year old firefighter killed by falling tree snag   MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff’s officials say ...

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Montana Wildfire Human-Caused

BLM says fire in Little Rockies has burned 17 square miles   HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bureau of Land Management law enforcement officers are investigating the July fire burning south of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation as a suspected human-caused fire. ...

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Evacuation Orders Lifted in Colorado, Montana

Residents near Breckenridge allowed to return home   DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press Evacuation orders were lifted in Colorado and Montana towns threatened by wildfires, while air and ground crews battled a growing grass fire Saturday in northwestern Colorado. Residents of ...

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Wildfires Noted in Montana Air Quality Report

American Lung Association highlights fires from 2015   AMY BETH HANSON, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is called Big Sky Country due to its wide open spaces and clear sky, but there are times when wildfires, geography and ...

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