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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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Guest opinion: Fire seasons are starting earlier, lasting longer

In early May, as my plane banked on approach to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., a plume of smoke fanned out below from Banning Pass. The fire that time was the Summit fire, a bad enough blaze — about 3,000 acres burned, one house destroyed, two firefighters injured — but one tha…

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Authorities ID man who died in trailer fire outside Butte

BUTTE — An 82-year-old man who died after escaping a burning trailer house west of Butte has been identified as Lawrence Bacon.

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Optimum Cable storage shed burns near Florence, but fiber-optic service saved

Optimum Cable storage shed burns near Florence, but fiber-optic service saved

FLORENCE – When the wind kicked up Sunday afternoon it carried a spark from Boyd Lambson’s slash fire, which set off a significant threat to cable and telephone access for the Bitterroot Valley.

May 26, 2013 5:31 pmLoading…
Fire that threatened Jackson now all but contained

Fire that threatened Jackson now all but contained

JACKSON — A wildfire that for a time was threatening the town of Jackson has now been all but fully contained and firefighters are packing up some of their equipment.

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