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Evacuations ordered near 2 Montana wildfires

Residents and others in the path of two Montana wildfires were ordered to evacuate on Thursday.

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Aviation experts to review state's firefighting helicopters

Aviation officials will be headed to Montana to see for themselves whether the state's firefighting helicopters should be used to attack blazes on federal…


Wildfire forces cabin evacuations near Augusta

A wildfire that started in the Benchmark area about 30 miles west of Augusta led to the evacuation of recreational cabins in the Lewis and Clark National…

Smoke grounds crews fighting Sheep Fire

Fire activity in the Thompson-Divide Complex area was moderate over the weekend and into Monday. Heavy smoke grounded crews dumping fire retardant around the…

DNRC helicopters can't fight fires on federal lands

The governor's office wants to know why the U.S. Forest Service won't use state-owned helicopters to fight fires on federal forest land.

Crews work to stop fire's spread to highway

Firefighters are building fuel breaks as a barrier against a wildfire creeping through thick forest toward a main rail line and U.S. Highway 2 on Glacier…

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Owners of property damaged by wildfires may get tax relief

The state Department of Revenue is reminding owners of property or forest lands damaged by wildfire or other natural disasters that they may be eligible for…

Bear Creek Fire burns nearly 20,000 acres

High winds to start the weekend made the Bear Creek Fire the biggest fire in the state.

Evacuation warnings still in place near Essex

A large fire burning just south of Glacier National Park is still threatening over 200 homes near Essex.

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