Not since the terrible summer of 1910 has so much of Montana been scorched in a single year.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
A lot of animals in the path of Montana’s fires are going to need a lot of hay.
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.
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.
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.
Two fires on the Crow Reservation are nearly contained, fire officials said Monday morning. Full containment is expected Tuesday.
Heavy smoke in Sheridan and Buffalo, Wyo., Wednesday morning is not from the Bighorn National Forest.
Firefighters are battling a 6,000-acre wildfire that ignited Tuesday on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeast Montana.
The Dahl fire has grown to more than 15,000 acres.