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$2M bond set for man charged in motel fire

GILLETTE — A judge has set a $2 million cash bond for a 58-year-old man accused of setting a Gillette motel on fire with about 60 people inside.

September 15, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

Casper man accused of starting Gillette hotel fire

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say last weekend's fire at a Gillette motel was started by a Casper man angry with a woman after the two smoked methamphetamine together.

September 11, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

Gillette motel fire displaces 50; cause suspicious

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say a fire that broke out in a Gillette motel, displacing about 50 people, started under suspicious circumstances.

September 08, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. — A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada has died after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.

August 28, 2014 3:32 pmLoading…

2 air tankers in Wyoming to help with wildfires

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities are bringing in two military air tankers from Wyoming to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

July 19, 2014 9:06 pmLoading…
Firefighters extinguish Heights house fire

Firefighters extinguish Heights house fire

Dave Park and his family were only gone for about an hour on Sunday when he suspected that something was awry after arriving home at 2007 Ida St.

May 04, 2014 1:49 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

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Gardiner fire department has some 'mature' members

Gardiner fire department has some 'mature' members

PRAY — The 63-year-old chief of Gardiner’s volunteer fire department has this joke with some of his volunteers: You can quit the department when you bring a note from the coroner.

March 08, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Fire crews respond to burning boxcar near Riverfront Park

Fire crews respond to burning boxcar near Riverfront Park

A railcar burned near Riverfront Park on Sunday morning and the blaze may have been intentionally set, according to officials.

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Officials warn of toxic smoke near North Dakota derailment

Officials warn of toxic smoke near North Dakota derailment

CASSELTON, N.D. — Many residents evacuated a southeastern North Dakota town overnight after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, and officials warned that acrid smoke could blow into the area.

December 31, 2013 8:45 am Photos

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Chickens take heat for coop fire in Riverton

RIVERTON, Wyo. — They say Mrs. O'Leary's cow started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In Riverton, it's some chickens that are taking the heat.

December 30, 2013 4:43 pmLoading…
News photo: Pickup burns on I-90 near Lockwood

News photo: Pickup burns on I-90 near Lockwood

Lockwood Fire and Rescue firefighters put out a fire that destroyed a pickup truck that was traveling on I-90 east of Billings just after midnight Sunday morning.

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Quiet fire season saves state money

Quiet fire season saves state money

After a record-setting fire season last year that burned thousands of acres and many homes and outbuildings in southeastern and south-central Montana, this year has been notably quiet thanks to timely rainfall.

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Wildfire risk lowered to 'moderate' in northwest Wyoming

Wildfire risk lowered to 'moderate' in northwest Wyoming

MOOSE — More rain and cooler weather have prompted officials to reduce the wildfire risk in the Jackson area from "high" to just "moderate."

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Burned Fairy Falls trail

Burned Fairy Falls trail

The area surrounding Fairy Falls Trail was severely burned during the 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park.

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Flames tower over Cooke City in 1988

Flames tower over Cooke City in 1988

Flames tower over Cooke City during the Yellowstone National Park fires in 1988. The fires bore down on Cooke City and Silver Gate, near the park’s Northeast Entrance, as September arrived. Local residents were frightened and angry. A jokester taped the letter “d” on the Cooke City highway s…

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Blown-down area in 1988

Blown-down area in 1988

Above, the 1988 fires burned hot in an area of blown-down trees between Norris and Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. A windstorm in 1984 had toppled thousands of trees in the area for miles. The 1988 North Fork fire burned with particular ferocity through the site, turning nearly everythi…

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The Gallatin Mountains 2013

The Gallatin Mountains 2013

The Gallatin Mountains are seen from along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park in June. The trees in the foreground have grown since the fires in 1988.

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The Gallatin Mountains 2001

The Gallatin Mountains 2001

The Gallatin Mountains rise above the burn area along the Madison River in 2001 in Yellowstone National Park. The park still shows scars from the 1988 fires.

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Black bear

Black bear

In June, a black bear moves through an area in Yellowstone National Park burned by the fires in 1988.

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