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Several hundred tires catch fire in Paradise Valley, sending toxic smoke into the air

Several hundred tires caught fire Saturday afternoon in Paradise Valley, sending noxious smoke into the air, according to Park County Sheriff's Office. 

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Man dies in weekend house fire in Somers

KALISPELL — A man died in a weekend house fire in Somers.

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Luce nets second straight hat trick in West draw with Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- Donovan Luce's second hat trick of the weekend helped Billings West tie Great Falls 4-4 in boys soccer on Saturday afternoon.

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Fire damages Billings trailer Thursday night

Fire damages Billings trailer Thursday night

Robert Allard, 55, was at his home in Trailer Village watching football and catching up on work Thursday night when he realized his printer was out of ink.

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Fire that burned man's pajamas, started by lamp

A Saturday night fire that inflicted burns on a man after his pajama bottoms ignited was started by a malfunctioning light fixture.

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Frazer to speak at Magic City Fly Fishers meeting

The Magic City Fly Fishers will host Ken Frazer, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 fisheries manager, at its Oct. 7 general meeting.

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Man dies in house fire near Corvallis

HAMILTON — A 49-year-old Corvallis-area man died in a recent mobile home fire.

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Miller Creek fire blackens 152 acres, but firefighters hold line

Miller Creek fire blackens 152 acres, but firefighters hold line

MISSOULA — The grass fire that raced up Upper Miller Creek Road’s northside hill blackened more than 152 acres and reminded Missoulians the 2014 fire season still has some bite.

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Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

The grass fire that raced up Upper Miller Creek Road’s northside hill blackened more than 152 acres and reminded Missoulians the 2014 fire season still has some bite.

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Hunters reminded to douse fires

^pAs Montanans prepare to take hunting trips, state fire officials are reminding them to make sure they have plenty of water to put any fires out.

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$15K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney's Office.

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Mountain lion kittens rescued from Bitterroot wildfire heading to Ohio zoo

Mountain lion kittens rescued from Bitterroot wildfire heading to Ohio zoo

HELENA — A pair of mountain lion kittens rescued from a wildfire in the Bitterroot National Forest will soon have a new home at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.

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Bernie Mason: You don't have to wait for those green tomatoes to ripen

Bernie Mason: You don't have to wait for those green tomatoes to ripen

The latest cold snap that brought an early freeze to our area may have left you with frosted tomato plants. Maybe you took precautions, picked your green tomatoes and now have a supply sitting in your garage to ripen. A reader of this column suggested I provide some ways to use those green t…

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$15K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney's Office.

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ILLUSTRATION: Crime lab

ILLUSTRATION: Crime lab

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Heights fire caused by heater

Heights fire caused by heater

A fire that severely burned a Billings Heights home at 1188 Matador Ave. on Tuesday morning was caused by a heater located too close to combustible material.

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No injuries in Bakken fire caused by lightning

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — No injuries were reported in a weekend oil tank fire in the western North Dakota oil patch.

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Willy and Julie Johnson, owners of Alpha-Omega Disaster Restoration, take pride in helping people recover from fires, floods and other disasters.

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State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

So far, the 2014 wildfire season in Montana has been defined more by what hasn’t happened than by what has.

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