Montana Wildfire News News and information about wildfires burning in western Montana.
Montana Wildfire News

Montana Wildfire News

From Montana Public Radio

News and information about wildfires burning in western Montana.

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Wildfire In Jefferson County Prompts Pre-Evacuation Warnings

Residents in fewer than a dozen rural homes on Milligan Canyon Road in Jefferson County have been warned they may need to evacuate if the Willow Creek Fire makes a run. The 500 acre Willow Creek Fire is burning southwest of Three Forks, between Highway 2 and Interstate 90, east of the Lewis and Clark Caverns and west of Willow Creek.

Fire Outlook Predicts Increasing Drought, Fire Potential

Fire experts say the potential for significant wildland fires west of the Divide is normal for now but will grow and spread into tinder-dry eastern Montana later this summer, according to the Northern Rockies fire season outlook released this week.

Wildland Fire In York Burns Unoccupied House

A volunteer fire department northeast of Helena continues to respond to a six- to eight-acre wildland fire that burned a house, outbuildings and dry grass Friday.

Montana's Drought Still Extensive Despite Recent Rain

Montana fire officials are grateful for this weekend's cool, and in some cases, wet weather, but they say much more of it is needed to mitigate the state's deepening drought crisis.

Prescribed Burns Underway Across Western Montana

Firefighters are conducting prescribed burns on both the Lolo and Lewis & Clark National Forests. Area residents may notice the smoke.

Over 60 Percent Of Montana Facing Drought Conditions

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's office Monday released this year's state Water and Supply and Drought Outlook report. Over 60 percent of Montana is facing drought conditions.

Lung Association: Western Montana's Particle Air Pollution Ranks Among Nation's Worst

Three Montana counties: Lewis & Clark, Ravalli and Lincoln, rank nationally among the 25 counties most polluted by short-term or year-round particle air pollution. That's according to a new American Lung Association report that says wildfires are the main culprit

Lung Association: Western Montana's Particle Air Pollution Ranks Among Nation's Worst

Fireline Episode 06 - Part 2: The Fire Triangle

Tens of millions of people across the West are facing the reality of life in a flammable landscape. When we hear about communities getting wiped out by wildfires, what's actually going on? Why is it happening? And what can we do about it? Learn more now on the final episode of Fireline.

Prescribed Burns To Begin In The Blackfoot Valley

State and volunteer fire crews are planning a series of prescribed burns in the Blackfoot Valley this spring to reduce the risk of more severe wildfires.

Fireline Episode 06 - Part 1: Moral Hazard

The Wildland Urban Interface, or WUI, is where forest and homes meet. It's the fastest growing land use type in the nation, and also where one in three homes across the country are situated. What's it mean to live in the WUI, where the stakes of wildfire are higher than anywhere else? And why is this area so vulnerable to fire? Learn more now on Fireline Episode 6 - part 1

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