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Fire 2012

Firefighters work overnight to build lines around Highway 87 fire

Firefighters work overnight to build lines around Highway 87 fire

Thanks to slowed growth overnight, crews hope to get a better handle on the estimated 2,000-acre Highway 87 fire burning southeast of Billings, said Randy Pretty On Top, with the Crow Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire and Aviation fire base.

August 21, 2012 6:49 am Photos

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1,500-acre fire burning east of Lockwood; 1 house lost

1,500-acre fire burning east of Lockwood; 1 house lost

A fire that had burned 60 to 80 acres when it was reported about 3 p.m. east of Lockwood had grown to more than 1,500 acres by 8:30 p.m. Monday.

August 20, 2012 4:25 pm Photos

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Couple's plans to replace burned home is already in the works

Couple's plans to replace burned home is already in the works

ROUNDUP — When the alarm came at 12:45 p.m. on June 26 that flames were ripping through grass and timber in hilly terrain southeast of Roundup, Ken Higgins, a volunteer dispatcher for the Bull Mountain Fire Department, raced to the station.

July 15, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Community effort helps Musselshell County fire victims

Community effort helps Musselshell County fire victims

ROUNDUP — When mega disaster struck Musselshell County for the second time in two years, community volunteers didn’t waste a lot of time organizing a response. Structure set in place in the aftermath of two record floods in 2011 was already up and running. Everyone knew the drill. “All of ou…

July 15, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Ash Creek fire winding down

Ash Creek fire winding down

Finally, after 11 long days of flames, power outages and evacuations, the Ash Creek fire in southeastern Montana is on the verge of being tamed.

July 05, 2012 5:04 pm Photos

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Officials working to find donations of hay to help feed livestock

A lot of animals in the path of Montana’s fires are going to need a lot of hay.

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Dahl fire officials to take over Horse Creek fire near Hysham

Dahl fire officials to take over Horse Creek fire near Hysham

8 A.M.: A specialist from the Signal Peak coal mine is working with the fire team and Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services to determine the best way to deal with a coal-seam fire detected along the northern edge of Highway 87.

July 03, 2012 7:49 am Photos

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Fire danger 'extreme' for Fourth of July holiday

In a normal fire season, 80 percent of wildfires in Montana are ignited by lightning. So far this year, 85 percent have been human-caused.

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Officials look toward recovery on Dahl fire that burned 73 homes

Officials look toward recovery on Dahl fire that burned 73 homes

As the Dahl fire cools and the extent of the damage becomes clear, local and state officials are trolling for programs and money to speed recovery.

July 02, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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2 Crow Reservation fires nearly contained

Two fires on the Crow Reservation are nearly contained, fire officials said Monday morning. Full containment is expected Tuesday.

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Smoke in Sheridan, Buffalo not from Bighorn Forest

Heavy smoke in Sheridan and Buffalo, Wyo., Wednesday morning is not from the Bighorn National Forest.

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Rosebud County fire grows to 6,000 acres

Firefighters are battling a 6,000-acre wildfire that ignited Tuesday on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeast Montana.

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