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Six residents of the Sage Tower Retirement Apartments were unable to return home after a second-floor apartment went up in flames early Wednesday morning, causing smoke and water damage to the floors on which they live.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Local officials and dozens of evacuees kept anxious watch Thursday on a slowly sliding hillside that threatened to take out several homes and businesses in this resort town.
Wanted: Lifeguards, pool attendants, pool managers and concession workers. Long, hot hours. Plenty of responsibility. Pay: Better than it has been.
BUTTE — Officials say a Gold Street house that burned Friday night is the same home where a 32-year-old bled to death last month.
Over the past week, Montana Red Cross volunteers have helped families cope with home fires in at least 10 communities – including Billings.
The Red Cross provides these tips to stay safe during cold weather:
Last summer as fire swallowed dozens of homes in a wide swath across southern Montana, Billings Red Cross volunteer Jill Washburn spent 91 days in the field.
CORVALLIS – Dave Brown will probably never forget the Australian shepherd that he called Brownie.
9:30 P.M.: There are reports of a wide spread power outage from Musselshell east to Melstone and south to the Custer area. Fire managers are assessing whether the fire burned power poles and lines or if the outage is unrelated.
11 A.M.: There are reports that structures were destroyed overnight in the Delphia fire, but fire officials have not yet determined the types of structures and whether they were homes or outbuildings, Paula Short, fire information officer, said in a news release on Saturday morning.
The American Red Cross of Montana is continuing to assist those affected by wildfires around the state. One shelter remains open at St. Labre Indian School, located at 1000 Tongue River Road in Ashland.
Caseworkers with the American Red Cross will be in Roundup through Wednesday providing assistance to victims of the Dahl fire.
Red Cross case workers Karen Dittman, center, Shauna Ringel, left, and Patty O'Hara work with Lori Serrano and her mother Donna Harper last July during the Dahl fire in Musselshell County. The Red Cross Yellowstone County Disaster Action Team can deploy in about two hours.
ASHLAND — Kimmie Olson was feeling left out Thursday.
Musselshell County DES will host another information meeting for those residents evacuated within the fire perimeter. Evacuees will meet at St. Benedict's Church at 7:30 p.m. Results of the property assessments will be discussed.
Residents got information about Musselshell County fires at a community meeting in Roundup today.
Evacuees Gary Hotchkiss, left, Doug and June Krebs, right and Red Cross volunteer Edna May Duncan talk about the Dahl fire at the Roundup Community Center early Wednesday.
CASPER — Two dozen people were displaced by an early-morning fire in a North Lincoln Street apartment building Thursday.
When Whitefish Police Officer Chris McWhirter was dispatched to a fire at the Mountain View Manor nursing home on Christmas Eve, he found a chaotic scene.