Helena, Montana

Fire Watch

Video captures campers’ escape from GNP wildfire

GREAT FALLS- Justin Bilton and his 70-year old father were backpacking through Wyoming and Montana, and last weekend set up camp in Glacier National Park. The next day, they realized that a lightning strike had started a small fire, which eventually turned into the 3,500-acre Howe Ridge Fire along Lake McDonald.

Wildland firefighting terms: What you need to know

GREAT FALLS – With several large wildfires now burning in Montana, people are seeing many references to firefighting terms such as “Type 2” teams and “ICS.” But what do they mean?

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