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Fire Officials: North Hills Fire 40 to 50 percent contained

HELENA - The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation reported that, as of Wednesday, the North Hills Access fire has burned 3.5 acres almost exactly. Fire officials also have reported that Tuesday night's fire is 40...

Small grass fire sparked by fireworks

HELENA - Fireworks sparked a small blaze on Tuesday that burned over a quarter acre near Kessler Elementary Just after noon the Helena Fire Department responded to a grass fire off the 2300 block of Hauser Boulevard. Within...

Yellowstone’s fire history helps crews prepare for this season

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - With temperatures predicted to hit the 90s and a long dry spell on the way, Yellowstone National Park is gearing up for fire season. Fire is an important part of reality...

Wildfire near Zortman prompts evacuations

GREAT FALLS - A wildfire burning near Zortman is prompting evacuations in the area. The fire is about 45 miles south of Malta. The fire was reported at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, and has burned at...

Crews work to prevent wildfires in Pines Recreation Area

VALLEY COUNTY – For two years in a row now, overgrown vegetation in the Fort Peck area has prompted several firefighter agencies to be dispatched to manage. Local, state, and federal firefighters have been dispatched...

Stage 1 fire restrictions ordered for north central counties

LEWISTOWN  –  The Bureau of Land Management Fire announced Wednesday that restrictions have been ordered for several Montana counties in the north central part of the state. The long, hot days of summer are drying...

Hunters Gulch fire 100 percent contained

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark Forest Service said a small fire started by lightning that broke out last week is now contained. Forest officials confirmed that the Hunters Gulch Fire was 100 percent contained...