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West Mullan Fire

West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

A Neptune Aviation P2V air tanker drops fire retardant at the base of Charette Gulch while battling the West Mullan fire in July, 2013.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Several fires burning across western Montana

MISSOULA — After a weekend of scrambling after new starts, firefighters around western Montana spent much of Monday putting together a more organized response — and warning of the increasing danger.

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Schwarzenegger on Montana fire lines filming Showtime documentary

Schwarzenegger on Montana fire lines filming Showtime documentary

MISSOULA — Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is out on the fire lines in western Montana filming a documentary on climate change.

July 22, 2013 10:05 am Photos

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Red Cross volunteer killed in crash was helping at Superior fire shelter

Red Cross volunteer killed in crash was helping at Superior fire shelter

MISSOULA — When the West Mullan wildfire was just coming to life and bearing down on Superior, Kathy Duffner was there to help those in need.

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West Mullan fire grows to 5,880 acres, but crews make progress

West Mullan fire grows to 5,880 acres, but crews make progress

MISSOULA — Fire crews were able to make steady progress in buttoning up lines on the West Mullan fire on Sunday.

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Superior fire grows, but some residents get to go home

Superior fire grows, but some residents get to go home

SUPERIOR — A thick pall of smoke lifted over Superior and the Interstate 90 corridor Friday as the West Mullan fire continued its run, and residents looking to return to their homes and businesses grew restless.

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Fire near Superior grows to 7 square miles

Fire near Superior grows to 7 square miles

SUPERIOR — Crews battling the West Mullan Fire have made good progress in keeping it from burning into Superior, but some structures still remain threatened on the northwestern part of the blaze.

July 19, 2013 7:18 am Photos

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

Firefighter Todd Weidbusch looks up from watering homes and businesses as flames torch trees above Superior on Thursday.

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

An Eastgate fire crew from Helena waters neighborhoods as fires burned directly above Superior.

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

Michelle Dahinden and her poodle Chipshot wait and watch as the West Mullan fire creeps toward her home in Superior on Thursday.

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

A helicopter works to put out hot spots along cliff walls above West Mullan Road on Thursday.

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

A firefighter uses a drip torch to start backfires in the grass above West Mullan Road while battling the 4,150-acre West Mullan fire in Superior on Thursday. The backfires are used to keep the main wildfire away from homes and structures.

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More evacuations due to wildfire near Superior

More evacuations due to wildfire near Superior

MISSOULA — The Mineral County sheriff's office issued more evacuation orders Thursday afternoon as temperatures rose and the humidity decreased on the West Mullan fire burning north of Superior.

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

The West Mullan fire near Superior grew to 2,100 acres Wednesday, prompting officials to begin making plans for a larger mandatory evacuation.

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

The West Mullan fire burns near Superior.

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Wind-whipped Superior wildfire grows to 2,100 acres as firefighters pulled

Wind-whipped Superior wildfire grows to 2,100 acres as firefighters pulled

SUPERIOR — The winds won on Wednesday, driving firefighters off the mountain on the east side of the West Mullan fire at midafternoon.

July 18, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

July 17, 2013 7:16 am Photos

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Crews continue burnouts above homes as Superior wildfire chars 1,800 acres

Crews continue burnouts above homes as Superior wildfire chars 1,800 acres

MISSOULA — Superior escaped much of the high winds that rocked the Missoula Valley on Tuesday, allowing firefighters at the West Mullan fire to continue burnout operations above homes west of town.

July 17, 2013 7:15 am Video Photos

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West Mullan fire

West Mullan fire

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