HAMILTON — Felony arson charges have been filed against two people who allegedly started a wildfire that orphaned two mountain lion cubs last summer by shooting an exploding target on a state game range.
MISSOULA — Neptune Aviation’s big firefighting jets are all back in Missoula for the winter, while their owners watch the mailbox for news of their flying future.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming saw its least active wildfire season in five years, freeing up state firefighters to help with wildfires in other states, state Forester Bill Crapser said Tuesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming firefighting agencies have yet to tap the approximately $16 million fund allocated for fire suppression in the state.
Firefighters attacked and monitored several wildfires around Montana over the weekend.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
HELENA — The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.
There’s a good reason why it’s hard to see the mountains from Billings recently.
Cory Neuharth, a wildland firefighter from Miles City on the Eastern Montana Type 2 initial attack crew, digs at smoldering roots during mop-up operations on the Olin fire on June 21.
The Olin fire roars through sagebrush on Saturday.
Montana’s wildland fire season got off to a hot start on Friday as a suspected lightning-caused blaze that smoldered for days sprang to life nurtured by wind and burned more than 1,300 acres by Monday.
MISSOULA — A squirrel’s appetite for certain pine seeds may be driving evolutionary changes in lodgepole forests across the West and altering how the trees respond to fire, a study conducted inside Yellowstone National Park has found.
MISSOULA — The location of homes in Lewis and Clark County will no longer dictate fire suppression tactics or the placement of fire lines, under a first-of-its-kind resolution signed by county commissioners.
MISSOULA — As winter’s snowflakes start falling on the scorched hillsides above Lolo Creek, researchers around the nation are pondering how they might prevent the kind of disaster that burned five homes there last August.
In the early 1970s while part of a U.S. Forest Service research team I examined the disturbance history of old, unlogged forests throughout Montana. We surveyed a diverse array of several hundred forests and found that about 90 percent of them showed clear evidence of burning in the distant …
BUTTE — A 100-acre forest fire is burning in the Hell's Canyon area northwest of Twin Bridges.
Fire officials say the remote Magruder Road Corridor between Fales Flat Campground in Montana and Observation Point in Idaho has opened.
JACKSON, Wyo. — A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office says the investigation into a wildfire that burned near Jackson remains open.
MISSOULA — The Missoula County Fire Protection Association downgraded the local fire danger from “extreme” to “very high” on Tuesday.