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Chinn Fire burns camper, small structure in Meagher Co.

The Meagher Co. Sheriff's Office says a fire about 10 miles south of White Sulphur Springs has burned 1,000 acres. The Chinn Fire was reported around 5:30 pm Friday at the Black Butte subdivision. The Meagher...

Type I Incident team ordered to Lolo Peak Fire

MISSOULA - Gusty winds keep pushing the Lolo Peak fire and a top level team is now coming in to manage the lightning-sparked blaze. A Type I Incident Management Team is set to take over...

Eastern Montana wildfires explode to 48,000 acres

MILES CITY - A series of wildfires burning in Eastern Montana blew up on Thursday and now have torched approximately 48,000 acres -- or 75 square miles. The Bridge Coulee Fire was discovered Wednesday afternoon 16 miles north...

Evacuations ordered as Goat Creek Fire explodes near Rock Creek

ROCK CREEK - Gusty winds on Thursday afternoon drove a quick moving wildfire in Western Montana to over 400 acres. Lolo National Forest spokesman Boyd Hartwig reports evacuations have been ordered for homes in the...

Park Creek, Arrastra Creek fires grow by hundreds of acres

UPDATE: MTN's Lindsey Ford went to Lincoln Friday to talk with residents about the extreme growth of both the Arrastra Creek and Park Creek Fires overnight. Lincoln residents said they know living with fire is...

New fires spark up across Lewis and Clark County

HELENA - Several wildfires sparked in and around Lewis and Clark County and central Montana on Wednesday, placing an even greater burden on already taxed firefighters across the region. Tuesday night’s thunderstorms and lightning strikes...

Limburger Fire closes campground

HELENA-U.S. Forest Service representatives say the Kading Campground south of Elliston has been closed to assist with firefighting operations on the Limburger Fire. The fire is burning west of Kading Cabin in dense timber snags...

Crying Fire burns 5,000 acres

GREAT FALLS - Firefighters responded on Wednesday to the Crying Fire in Petroleum County, which has burned about 5,000 acres as of Wednesday night. It's located west of the Musselshell River and about 30 miles...

Fire reported near Canyon Ferry

UPDATE: - Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff Jason Grimmis said the fire is under control and has only burned between 1.5 and two acres. There's no word yet on the cause of the fire and...

Firefighters responding to fire South of Elliston

ELLISTON - Representatives with the U.S. Forest Service say a new fire has broken out South of Elliston. The Limburger fire is burning in an area north of Kading Cabin. Few details are known about the...

New fire reported Northwest of Lincoln

LINCOLN - Fire Managers on the Park Creek Fire north of Lincoln are responding to another fire in the area. The Arrastra Fire is already estimated at between 150 and 200 acres. According to a release...

Park Creek Fire continues to grow; road closures still in place

LINCOLN - The Park Creek Fire continues to grow with very little containment as firefighters battle the blaze located a few miles north of Lincoln. The fire is now at 1,856 acres, 250 acres larger than...

Park Creek Fire causes road closures and HWY 200 traffic delays

LINCOLN - An emergency order has been issued for some Forest Service Roads in the Lincoln District near the Park Creek Fire. Fire crews continued to battle the fire a few miles north of Lincoln on...

Fires create smokey skies around the state

GREAT FALLS - Smoke from wildfires near Lincoln and Wolf Creek have created a hazy condition in some places around the state. The smoky conditions have led to reduced visibility in some areas. Despite the smoky skies, most...

Fire breaks out on the north side of Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Emergency crews are battling a fire on the north side of Great Falls. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Initial reports indicated that the fire originated in an old barn;...

Lookout fire continues to spread

UPDATE (5:09 p.m.) The Department of Natural Resources Conservation has designated authority to the Northern Rockies Team. The Incident Command Post will receive up to 300 personnel Monday evening. 10, 20 person crews have been...

Park Creek Fire burned more than 1,000 acres in last 24 hours

UPDATE: The Forest Service is now reporting that the Park Creek fire has burned 1,600 acres. LINCOLN - The Park Creek Fire near Lincoln has now grown to an estimated 1,455 acres according to Kathy Bushnell...

Lightning sparks several fires in the Bitterroot Valley

HAMILTON - Firefighters are currently working on several new lightning-caused wildfires on the Bitterroot National Forest. Forest Service spokesman Tod McKay said a quick initial attack by fire crews has kept all of the blazes to...

Lightning caused Park Creek Fire continues to burn

A Type Two Incident Management Team has been brought in to combat the Park Creek Fire in the Lincoln Ranger District. The fire started by lightning on Friday and is actively burning in heavy, dense snag...

Wildfire threatens Wolf Creek; evacuations ordered

200 acres and growing The Lookout Fire was first reported on Saturday morning and is burning about five miles west of Wolf Creek. Fire officials said it has already burned 200 acres in heavy beetle-killed lodgepole...

Type I team called in to take over Lookout Fire

A Type I Incident Management Team has been called in to take over a fire burning north of Helena. According to the DNRC, the Lookout Fire has burned an estimated 200 acres about 5 miles...

Fire erupts in North Delphia; road closures and evacuations in place

ROUNDUP - A fire burning more than 1,000 acres in Musselshell County was growing on Friday, according to the Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services. What’s being called the North Delphia Fire is now about 1,200...

Weather continues to help suppress the July Fire

PHILLIPS COUNTY - Fire crews took advantage of the Wednesday's cool weather and higher humidity to get combat the July Fire which is now mostly contained. The Fire, located southwest of Zortman and north of Landusky...

Officials say July Fire may be human-caused

GREAT FALLS - The "July Fire" burning near Zortman and Landusky is now suspected to be human-caused. There is no word yet whether it was intentional or accidental, but a source told MTN News last week...