A large portion of Alberton residents live in what firefighters call the wildland-urban interface.
More than 120,000 acres of Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park land will be recovering this winter.
Fire investigators identified the cause of the Cottonwood Gulch Fire northwest of Bozeman.
The Cottonwood Gulch Fire in Logan started to calm down Tuesday but fire crews are still on alert.
Nearly 50 homes in the Gallatin River Ranch area are being threatened by the Cottonwood Gulch Fire, northwest of Manhattan.
The Cottonwood Gulch Fire near Manhattan has burned for more than 24 hours and now spans 8,300 acres.
The Cottonwood Gulch Fire burning North of Manhattan in the Horseshoe Hills is now estimated at 8500 acres in size.
Persistent high temperatures coupled with a lack of precipitation across the county has extended fire season.
Where there’s smoke, there’s usually a firefighter and, in the state of Montana, that firefighter is most likely a volunteer.
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