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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...

Montana author of “Land on Fire” talks wildfires

BILLINGS - Montana author Gary Ferguson made a stop at the Billings Public Library last weekend to speak about his new book, "Land on Fire" and share his perspective about this year's wildfire season. Over 50,000 fires...

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...

East Fork Fire: opportunities to help

GREAT FALLS-The East Fork Fire in Hill County and the Rocky Boy's reservation has burned an estimated 15,000 acres as of 3 p.m. on Thursday, nearly doubling in size Thursday morning's estimate of 8,000...

US government rejects aid for Montana firefighting costs

HELENA (AP) — U.S. government officials have rejected Montana's request for aid in battling a group of wildfires that have been classified as the nation's top firefighting priority. Gov. Steve Bullock spokeswoman Ronja Abel said...

Glacier fires prompt closures; mostly contained

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - A passing storm on Tuesday sparked several wildfires in Glacier National Park prompting some closures. Rick Sacca with the Flathead County Office of Emergency Services told MTN the smoke from the Glacier fires and...

House approves bill to speed logging to combat wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire...

Billings company develops new technology to help firefighters track toxic clouds

 BILLINGS - A Billings company has developed a faster way for first responders to track clouds of toxic gases during an accident, and they’re working with city firefighters to test it. Diamond B Technology Solutions...

Elkhorn Road fire caused by lightning; fire fighters caught it early

HELENA - Local firefighters got a quick jump Monday on a wildland fire caused by a lightning strike on Sunday. Four trucks from Tri-Lakes Volunteer Fire and a wildland engine from the Montana Department of...

Montana Wildfire Relief Fund over $280,000

The Montana Wildfire Relief Fund has now raised almost $300,000. As of Thursday, the fund had received 44 new donations representing $5,843.51. The grand total stands at 986 donations and $283,196.75. This amount represents all...

Fire conditions reported from around the state

HELENA - The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation announced Wednesday that in the last 24 hours, 17 new fires have been reported in the Northern Rocky Mountain area. The total area burned is...

Firefighters okay after sudden change at Liberty fire

MISSOULA-There were some tense moments at the Liberty fire burning between Arlee and Seeley Lake. Authorities report that at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Saturday several rapid wind shifts and gusts threw multiple spot fires across...

Lolo Peak Fire up to 1,600 acres

LOLO PEAK - The Lolo Peak Fire keeps growing as it burns 10 miles southwest of Lolo. Fire managers reported the blaze has now torched a little over 1,600 acres -- up from 1,100 acres. A...

Montana Wildfire Relief Fund receives two anonymous donations totaling $40K

MONTANA - The Montana Wildfire Relief Fund received two anonymous donations this week for $40,000. In total, nine donations were received totaling $44,835.82. Since the launch in September, the fund has received 1,498 donations totaling $583,241.59. The fund is...

Evacuation warning issued for Apgar Village, West Glacier

KALISPELL - Authorities have issued an evacuation warning for Apgar Village and West Glacier due to the Sprague Fire. A predicted weather change later Wednesday, and its potential effects on fire behavior has prompted the...

Humor adds a bittersweet touch for Montana air quality specialist

MISSOULA - As Montanans dealt with poor - and sometimes dangerous - air quality during the summer due to wildfire smoke, there were not a lot of positive things to say. Despite the depressing outlook,...

Rice Ridge Fire holding steady at 8,000 acres

SEELEY LAKE - An estimated 250 people turned out on Sunday evening to learn more about the efforts fire crews are using to battle the 8,000 acre Rice Ridge Fire that's burning outside of Seeley Lake. The...

Lincoln area fires see little growth

HELENA - Three fires north of Lincoln have burned more than 6,600 acres as of Friday morning. The Arrastra Creek and Park Creek fires are the largest. The Arrastra Creek Fire grew over 150 acres...

USDA offers help to farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires

MONTANA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted emergency funding to help aid those affected by wildfires in Montana. The state could see as much as $3 million for a special two-week signup period...

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...

Mandatory evacuations lifted near West Fork Fire

LIBBY - There's some good news for some residents who have been forced from their homes by the West Fork Fire near Libby. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday evening that the mandatory evacuation orders...

60 MANG members to be deployed to Lolo Peak Fire

GREAT FALLS -  60 members of the Montana Air National Guard have been activated by the state of Montana. The deployment is in response to Governor Steve Bullock's  Executive Order declaring a fire emergency in Montana...

(UPDATE) 2-3 acres burned at Nature Park Fire

UPDATE (7:43 p.m.) HPD released more information on Friday evening about the Nature Park Fire. HPD reported that after the officer who was driving by the area first reported the fire, several other 911 calls came...

Application process opens Oct. 9 for MTN Montana Wildfire Relief Fund

HELENA- The Montana Community Foundation and the Montana Television Network will open grant applications Oct. 9 for funds from the MTN Montana Wildfire Relief Fund. As of Sept. 28, more than $280,000 had been donated...

Air quality in Helena, Lincoln affected by wildfires

HELENA - Wildfires burning across the state continue to affect the air quality. Lewis and Clark Public Health said Monday morning that the Lincoln area air is considered "Unhealthy" and the air quality in Helena...