Fire isn’t always a bad thing for forests – there are many positives that come out wildfires like the Bacon Rind Fire between Big Sky and West Yellowstone.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday evening that the fire is burning west of Montana Highway 69, near the turnoff to Elkhorn.
Last month, a fire department battling the massive Mendocino Complex Fire in northern California says its communications were slowed to a crawl after it went over a monthly threshold on its Verizon unlimited data plan.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – A wildfire burning in the upper reaches of Glacier National Park has prompted Canadian fire officials to issue an evacuation alert.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – The latest numbers from the Howe Ridge fire which has forced evacuations on the west side of Glacier National Park show that 10,802 acres have burned. The blaze remains 10% contained.
LIBBY – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation notices for residents living near the Gold Hill fire for on Thursday evening.
MISSOULA – Smoke from Thursday evening hung around all night and much of Western Montana woke up to smoky skies on Friday.
ESSEX – The Paola Ridge fire burning on the Flathead National Forest near Essex has scorched 578 acres and an evacuation warning for some residents remains in place.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Crews are using a unique system to help protect historic structures that are still threatened by the nearly 10,000 acre Howe Ridge fire that’s burning in Glacier National Park.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – The latest update from the Howe Ridge fire burning on the west side of Glacier National Park shows the blaze has burned an estimated 9,672 acres.
The Goldstone and Beaver Creek fires continue to burn sections of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Salmon-Challis National forests.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – The Howe Ridge fire burning on the west side of Glacier National Park has scorched nearly 11,200 acres and fire officials don’t expect full containment of the blaze until November 1st.
MISSOULA – It’s rare to see people this excited about rain, yet between texts and my personal Facebook page, I was inundated with the sheer glee that came with the drops falling from the sky. It has been a long, long, LONG time since the rain has come down, nearly seven weeks. And the impact in the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys is positive.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Gusty winds on Monday afternoon pushed the Howe Ridge fire burning on the west side of Glacier National Park to nearly 11,200 acres.
KALISPELL – The Whale Butte Creek fire burning 10 miles northwest of Polebridge has burned an estimated 338 acres.