MISSOULA — What’s the first thing a Canadian firefighter notices about working south of the border?
CHEYENNE — As fire season heats up, the U.S. Forest Service remains able to use only one of seven large, state-of-the-art air tanker planes it contracted last month to fight wildfires.
CHEYENNE — Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn’t ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires as warmer, drier weather boosts the risk of destructive blazes.
The company behind the DC-10 tanker aircraft that helped battle Casper Mountain's Sheep Herder Hill Fire in September will soon relocate its business to Casper, airport officials announced Tuesday.
CHEYENNE — Two Air National Guard units that fly C-130 cargo planes against wildfires are taking part in annual training this week under new standards and procedures adopted since one of the specially equipped planes crashed last year.
MISSOULA — Tanker 910 pilot Jack Maxey had no trouble spotting Missoula International Airport from his DC-10 slurry bomber on Wednesday: It was the one with three Neptune Aviation BAe-146s lined up on the tarmac to greet him.
LARAMIE — The U.S. Forest Service is restricting the shooting of firearms in the Pole Mountain area between Cheyenne and Laramie starting at the end of the month.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Forest Service will award long-delayed contracts to add several large, jet-powered air tankers to the nation’s fleet of firefighting planes in about two months, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Friday.
MISSOULA -- The U.S. Forest Service is reopening bids for the next-generation of firefighting planes after two companies protested the initial award.
GB Aerial operates single-engine air tankers via firefighting contracts throughout the United States. Presently, we are on an exclusive-use contract with the Bureau of Land Management in Miles City.
CASPER, Wyo. — Rick Hopf needs to go bomb a fire. The DC-10 air tanker he flies has stood by, resting on the apron of the Casper/Natrona County International Airport all day Tuesday, as smaller aircraft fight the flames scorching Casper Mountain. But the midafternoon call has come. Hopf is p…
If you've even glanced at one of Montana's myriad wildfires this summer, there's a good chance you've seen them buzzing overhead, dropping thousands of gallons of water and retardant on blazes that have crisped the state's landscapes.
UPTON — One house burned and dozens of others were evacuated as a wildfire burned through the town of Upton in northeastern Wyoming.
WHITEHALL — The 19 Mile Fire burned through grasses, sagebrush and timber Wednesday and destroyed two homes and two outbuildings as firefighters worked to protect the scattered houses in the area. A team of local volunteer and federal and state firefighters battled the blaze while Jefferson …
8:15 p.m. — The Nineteen Mile fire burning southeast of Butte has reached 425 acres and continues to grow. The blaze is burning in the grass, brush and timber in the Rader Creek and Toll Mountain area north of Highway 2. Structures remain threatened and there are reports of damaged homes. Re…
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If lightning strikes in the New Mexico wilderness and starts a fire, the blaze would normally be little more than a blip on the radar of land managers who have earned a reputation for letting flames burn to keep forested lands from growing into a tangled mess.
CHEYENNE — A North Carolina Air National Guard unit is set to return to firefighting duty six weeks after four of its airmen died in a crash in South Dakota.
A late afternoon grass fire 10 miles north of Shepherd had emergency crews scrambling Sunday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A mandatory evacuation of a campground next to a popular fishing spot along the North Platte River was lifted Tuesday after danger from a wildfire burning north of Seminoe Reservoir in south-central Wyoming subsided, authorities said.
Fire crews aggressively hit two fires that started Saturday evening west of Billings.