Fire Season

-Fire Season
3:40 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Resources continue to arrive to fight the West Mullan fire

Snake River hotshots getting ready to fight the West Mullan fire near Superior

Hotshot crews, retardant planes and six water-dropping helicopters are keeping the West Mullan fire steered away from the town of Superior and surrounding homes. Several homes remain under mandatory or voluntary evacuation notice as the 700-plus acre fire continues to burn north and east of town. Firefighters are keeping a wary eye on the weather - hoping a predicted storm front will bring more rain than wind, and give firefighters the upper hand on the three-day old fire.

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Fire Season
12:29 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Fire Season Information

Here are Web links and phone numbers which can be used to get up-to-date information about fire season in the Northern Rockies, including restrictions and closures, and local air quality.

Lolo Fire Resident Hotline:  (406) 258-4636
Missoula County Office of Emergency Services has established a hotline for landowners and residents in the fire area.

Incident Information System status reports on fires updated frequently http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/27/#

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Arizona aftermath
2:14 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Forest Service official says firefighter safety continues to be top priority

Hundreds of firefighters making progress on the wildfire outside the mountain town of Yarnell, Arizona came off the line to share a moment of silence and watch a procession of the towed vehicles of the 19 elite Hotshot crew members killed over the weekend.

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Fire Season
6:14 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Rain delaying start of fire season across much of state

Credit C. G. P. Grey/Flickr

State wildfire experts are saying heavy spring rain in Eastern Montana is lowering the risk for an extreme fire season across much of the state.

Leaders of state and federal agencies dealing with wildfire suppression briefed Governor Steve Bullock this week.

But Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us those officials are still expecting much more severe conditions in Southwest Montana

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