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A closer look at exploding targets and their regulations

Exploding targets illegal in forest where fire started near Florence

Investigators said the popular explosive target caused a Florence wildfire in August.

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Fire danger moved to 'High' as of September 23

Fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association have moved the fire danger to “High” starting, Tuesday September 23rd.


Miller Creek fire burns more than 150 acres

A helicopter crew now puts the size of the Lost Mine Loop Fire at approximately 150 acres.


Miller Creek wildfire burns more than 30 acres

A new size-up the wildfire burning south of Missoula puts the blaze at 30 to 40 acres. According to the Missoula Rural Fire Department, the fire was started at…

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Montana wildfire season winding down

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation officials say the wildfire season is winding down in Montana.

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Wildfire near Butte grows again

The Madison Fire is now estimated to be 21 acres in size

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Wildfire flares up near Butte

Officials are monitoring a wildfire burning in rugged terrain northeast of Butte.

Slow fire season impacts seasonal firefighters

As the summer winds down, wildfires continue to rage in parts of the drought-stricken western United States, but in Montana it's been an unusually slow fire…

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