Tri-County Fire Safe Working Group recent wrapped up work on four separate fire evacuation route projects in the area, but officials say there is still a lot more work to be done.
HELENA-The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is giving people a closer look at the conditions Montana hotshot crews are facing on the fire lines in Alberta, Canada.
Leaders are predicting a near-normal “wildfire potential” across the state this summer – except in northwest Montana, where the weather has been much drier and the fire danger will be higher. But they caution that doesn’t mean there is nothing to worry about.
BILLINGS – As temperatures rise, it’s no secret that forest fires are a problem in our state.
Although wildfire season has not started in Montana, fires have been burning for weeks in Alberta, Canada.
KALISPELL – The Flathead Hotshots leave on Tuesday to fight more than 700,000 acres of Canadian wildfire.
HELENA- Hot Shot crews from around western and central Montana are headed to Canada this week to help fight wildfires that have forced thousands from their homes.
Even if the air quality isn’t officially unhealthy, leaders recommend limiting vigorous outdoor activity when there’s smoke in the air. It’s especially important for sensitive groups, like children, older people, pregnant or nursing women and people who have heart or lung conditions.
HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock has created a new advisory council to help examine the current conditions of Montana’s forests and mitigate wildfire danger.
There are several wildfires burning in the northern part of Alberta, Canada and an evacuation order has been issued, according to Alberta Wildfire.
MISSOULA – Meteorologists at the Northern Rockies Coordination Center are cautiously optimistic of a relatively mild summer wildfire season.
HELENA — Helena Fire Station One and the Helena American Red Cross have joined forces, creating the “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life” campaign, starting May 3 and 4.
BELGRADE – Wednesday was a busy day for the Manhattan and Central Valley Fire Department.
The National Interagency Fire Center is expecting average activity for significant wildfires in May, June, and July. This is based on a number of factors.
MISSOULA – Missoula fire officials are issuing some safety reminders as open burning season is officially underway in Western Montana.