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Fire truck overturns while responding to blaze

GREAT FALLS — Authorities say a fire truck overturned after colliding with another vehicle as they were headed to a grass fire near Vaughn.

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Montana Guard sends helicopters, soldiers to help with fires

HELENA — The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.

July 21, 2014 11:38 amLoading…

2 Wyoming air tankers in Boise to fight wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

July 21, 2014 11:40 amLoading…

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 battle wildfire east of Ryegate

Firefighters are battling a growing wildfire about five miles east of Ryegate.

July 19, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

Rain helps fully contain Owen Fire in Medicine Bow

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Recent rains have helped firefighters contain a wildfire in southeastern Wyoming.

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Wyoming wildfire in mop-up stage

Wyoming wildfire in mop-up stage

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Fire crews and equipment are being demobilized from a wildfire in southeast Wyoming.

July 11, 2014 8:40 am Photos

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Lake Owen wildfire 80 percent contained

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.

July 09, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Briarwood fire

Briarwood fire

Firefighters fight a wildfire near the Briarwood Golf Course off Blue Creek Road on Tuesday afternoon.

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Wyoming county hires 10 firefighters for summer

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Campbell County Fire Department has hired 10 seasonal firefighters to help fight wildfires this summer.

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Fire burns near Medicine Lodge archaeological site

HYATTVILLE, Wyo. — Firefighters have put out a wildfire that burned 19 acres of grassland near the Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site on the western slope of the Bighorn Mountains.

July 08, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Aircraft requested for wildfire west of Laramie

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Aircraft have been requested to help contain a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.

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Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

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Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition?

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Musselshell County’s DES coordinator taking state job

Musselshell County’s DES coordinator taking state job

Musselshell County’s Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Jeff Gates, who has overseen his share of major natural disasters, is moving on.

July 03, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Blaze's quick growth concerns firefighter

Blaze's quick growth concerns firefighter

The conditions that allowed the Olin fire to quickly spread to more than 1,200 acres over the weekend has one fire official concerned.

June 25, 2014 3:51 pmLoading…

Teton views to be interrupted by anti-fire work

JACKSON, Wyo. — Some of the best views in Grand Teton National Park will be a bit harder to see over the next month because crews will periodically close Signal Mountain Summit Road to fell and remove deadfall.

June 17, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…

Federal judge OKs logging of burned trees by roads

BOZEMAN — A federal judge has ruled that logging will be allowed along roads in part of the Gallatin National Forest scorched by wildfire.

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Obama pitches wildfire plan to Western governors

Obama pitches wildfire plan to Western governors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.

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Last survivor of deadly 1949 Mann Gulch fire dies

Last survivor of deadly 1949 Mann Gulch fire dies

SPOKANE, Wash. — Robert Sallee, the last survivor of the Mann Gulch wildfire in Montana that killed 13 firefighters, has died.

May 28, 2014 4:16 pm Photos

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