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Missing firefighter found alive on remote road

DARBY – A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter missing since Sunday afternoon was found alive Monday afternoon by search crews.

July 28, 2014 4:02 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…
Report on Florence firefighters dismisses most allegations

Report on Florence firefighters dismisses most allegations

FLORENCE — Volunteer firefighters in Florence will likely undergo a new level of scrutiny before being allowed to respond to wildland fires in the future.

March 19, 2014 1:52 pmLoading…
Rural homes must be more fireproof, study finds

Rural homes must be more fireproof, study finds

Making rural homes more resistant to fire is the best way to reduce the number of homes lost to wildland fires, according to a recent paper published by Missoula researchers.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rosebud Battlefield State Park reopened

The Rosebud Battlefield State Park, located south of Busby, has reopened following an emergency closure sparked by a fire.

September 06, 2013 3:03 pmLoading…
Rock Creek fire crews transitioning to rehab effort

Rock Creek fire crews transitioning to rehab effort

RED LODGE — When Shawn Pearson and his Northern Rockies Type 2 firefighting team arrived here Aug. 22, resources were scarce because large fires were burning across the West.

August 30, 2013 4:30 pm Video Photos

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Lost Lake fire closure map

Lost Lake fire closure map

August 20, 2013 2:09 pmLoading…
Portions of wilderness closed because of fire

Portions of wilderness closed because of fire

The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a closure around the Lost Lake fire burning in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area, southeast of Cooke City.

August 20, 2013 2:07 pmLoading…
Blacktail Plateau

Blacktail Plateau

The Blacktail fire throws up a plume of smoke in Yellowstone National Park last July.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Dan Borsum, of the National Weather Service

Dan Borsum, of the National Weather Service

Dan Borsum, of the National Weather Service, talks about predictions for the coming fire season at the Billings Interagency Dispatch Center on Wednesday.

May 29, 2013 2:20 pmLoading…

Fire burning near Crandall, Wyo.

A 20- to 40-acre fire is burning on Hurricane Mesa between Crandall and North Crandall Creeks in the Shoshone National Forest. The cause of the fire is unknown but is probably human-caused, officials said.

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Rehbergs: Suit against city 'not about the money'

A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg and his wife has offered to settle a lawsuit against the city of Billings "without monetary compensation" for a 2008 wildfire that threatened the couple's subdivision.

October 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Small lightning-caused fire ignites in Yellowstone

A small lightning-caused fire has been found burning in Yellowstone National Park several miles southeast of Gibbon Falls.

July 28, 2011 1:45 pmLoading…
Natrona County fire district receives new rescue truck

Natrona County fire district receives new rescue truck

CASPER, Wyo. — The new rescue truck at the Natrona County Fire Protection District’s eastside station carries gear to make hearts beat, pry open car doors and light up an accident scene.

May 13, 2011 9:28 pmLoading…

Guest Opinion: Incentives for risk reduction can help control wildland fire costs

Wildfire is a natural part of Montana's landscape, but there's a growing concern about the risks and costs of wildfires in Montana's wildland-urban interface. The Billings Gazette editorial on Jan. 6 properly praised the Montana Fire Suppression Committee and correctly supports proposals tha…

January 08, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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