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Public meeting planned to discuss July Fire rehabilitation

HELENA-The Bureau of Land Managment has scheduled a public meeting to discuss stabilization and rehabilitation of the area burned by the July Fire. The July Fire started on July 3 near the town of Zortman. It...

Public meeting held, evacuations still in place for Holmes Gulch Fire

HELENA - Evacuations are in place for residents in the path of the Holmes Gulch Fire that broke out Thursday afternoon south of Helena. Firefighting efforts are still underway as the fire has burned anywhere...

Legislative Fiscal Divison: 2017 firefighting costs most expensive in state history

HELENA- The Legislative Fiscal Division says the 2017 wildfire season is expected to cost the state $74.2 million. Wildfires in 2017 burned nearly 1.3 million acres. During the 2017 Legislative session, lawmakers budgeted $32.3 million to...

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...