Montana Wildfire Update For July 30, 2021

The Lincoln County Sheriff's office has issued a pre-evacuation warning for additional areas near the South Yaak Fire burning 4 miles northwest of Troy.

In Meeting With Biden, Gov. Gianforte Pushes For More Forest Management

Gov. Greg Gianforte joined six other western governors Friday in a meeting with President Joe Biden to talk about wildfires. Thousands of acres are burning across the state of Montana amid a severe drought and high temperatures.

In Meeting With Biden, Gov. Gianforte Pushes For More Forest Management

Montana Wildfire Update For July 28, 2021

The 53,000 acre Poverty Flats Fire is threatening more than 1,240 homes around Big Horn County. It's also threatening infrastructure, utilities and roads in the area.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 26, 2021

New evacuation orders and pre-evacuation warnings went into effect Monday in western and central Montana, and air quality took a dive across much of the state.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 23, 2021

Evacuation orders are in effect for Belt Park in Cascade County, and evacuation warnings are in effect for areas near Troy and Thompson Falls. In central Montana, five firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon while battling a lightning-caused fire.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 22, 2021

New restrictions on campfires or smoking on public lands start Monday in parts of NW Montana. The Stage II restrictions come as the state faces a severe drought, more hot weather ahead and firefighting resources stretched thin.

COVID Concerns Rise As Smoke Drives People Indoors

Some health officials worry COVID-19 cases could increase among the unvaccinated as people head indoors to escape hot, smokey weather.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 20, 2021

The National Interagency Fire Center reports there were 5 new fire starts in Montana on Monday, prompting minimal initial attacks by federal, state and local firefighters. Two of the fires were contained or controlled by late Monday. Evacuation warnings and orders are in effect in some areas.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 16, 2021

The Northern Rockies Coordination Center reports 16 new fire starts in Montana. The largest of the new fires is the 600-acre Anderson Hill Fire in southwestern Montana's Granite County.

Resources Stretched Thin As Wildfires Burn Across The West

Firefighting resources are stretched to capacity and there's no end in sight to the hot and dry conditions fueling the 2021 wildfire season.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 15, 2021

The Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office has issued an evacuation order for all 17 houses in the Alder Creek area as a nearby wildfire burns south of highway 43 and the Wise River. Critical fire conditions are occurring in southwest and central Montana, and burn restrictions go into effect across northwest Montana.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 12, 2021

Updated 07/12/21, 6:30 p.m.

Montana Wildfire Update For July 7, 2021

Updated at 6:00 p.m.

Smoke In Western Montana Skies Likely From Canada And California, Meteorologist Says

A smoky haze lent an orange tint to the skies above western Montana Friday morning, but officials say it's not from local fires and it's not affecting air quality.

Smoke In Western Montana Skies Likely From Canada And California, Meteorologist Says

Gianforte Not Invited To White House Wildfire Meeting, Writes To Biden

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte says he's disappointed not to have been invited to Wednesday's White House meeting on western wildfires, as a historic heatwave amps up fire conditions.

Gianforte Not Invited To White House Wildfire Meeting, Writes To Biden

Fire Ecology Professor Says Ecosystem In 'Uncharted Territory'

The National Interagency Fire Center Tuesday bumped the national preparedness level up a notch to its next-to-highest rating.

Montana Wildfire Update For June 18, 2021

Crooked Creek Fire

Montana Wildfire Update For June 17, 2021

Crooked Creek Fire

Montana Wildfire Update For June 16, 2021

06/16/21, 5:15 p.m.