Montana fires have been getting attention from around the nation. And Montana's getting help from around the country.
Firefighters have been in the Missoula area for a week now.
The 20-person Type 2 initial attack team was on the Lolo Creek Complex late Monday morning.
Mid-morning found the team well rested and keeping busy sharpening shovels and maintaining a vehicle.
"We're kind of waiting right now for the recon flight," said team leader Bill Meehan, "looking for any smokes. If they need a hand, they'll call us, and we'll come."
Meehan said Montana's beautiful.
"You hate to see it burn, he said, "and that's why we love to come out and give you a hand."