Researchers rethink rural wildfire mitigation 
Montana Wildfire News
by John Hooks
1M ago
It’s wildfire season. Rural communities and those on the outskirts of urban centers face greater danger than others. New research urges homeowners and state officials to rethink how they mitigate risk for those areas ..read more
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New program aims to help to protect Montanans from wildfire smoke
Montana Wildfire News
by Aaron Bolton
6M ago
Montana will soon launch a program to better protect residents from wildfire smoke ..read more
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Hungry Horse Reservoir's West Shore Road reopens to the public
Montana Wildfire News
by Aaron Bolton
11M ago
The Flathead National Forest is reopening more of the Hungry Horse Reservoir to the public as recent rains have helped firefighters contain wildfires in the area ..read more
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Fire danger remains high as more than 107,000 acres have burned in Montana
Montana Wildfire News
by Ellis Juhlin
11M ago
There were 24 active large fire incidents in the state as of Tuesday morning. Multiple regions in the state are using significant firefighting resources as the state remains in level 3 preparedness ..read more
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Fire danger remains high as more than 107,000 acres have burned in Montana
Montana Wildfire News
by Ellis Juhlin
11M ago
There were 24 active large fire incidents in the state as of Tuesday morning. Multiple regions in the state are using significant firefighting resources as the state remains in level 3 preparedness ..read more
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River Road East Fire destroys structures near Paradise, MT
Montana Wildfire News
by Corin Cates-Carney, Edward F. O'Brien
11M ago
Rain has slowed the spread of the River Road East Fire that has burned down structures and more than 16,000 acres near the town of Paradise ..read more
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Evacuations ordered near Trego. High winds fuel new fire near Plains
Montana Wildfire News
by Montana Public Radio
1y ago
The Flathead County Sheriff Friday afternoon issued a new mandatory evacuation order for the 3,000 acre East Fork Fire burning approximately 12 miles outside of Trego, MT. A new fire burning across the river from Paradise is being pushed by strong winds. Highway 200 is closed from Plains to Highway 135 due to the fire activity ..read more
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Montana wildfire update for Aug. 16, 2023
Montana Wildfire News
by John Hooks
1y ago
Record setting high temperatures and gusty winds created a dramatic increase in fire activity in western Montana Tuesday. However, much of the increased activity was inside containment lines of existing fires. High water temperatures prompted Montana wildlife officials to implement hoot-owl restrictions on the lower Madison River starting Aug. 16 ..read more
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Extreme heat and critical fire conditions forecast through Thursday
Montana Wildfire News
by Edward F. O'Brien
1y ago
Extreme heat and critical fire conditions are forecast through Thursday. Meteorologists say records could be shattered this week ..read more
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Evacuations ordered near Elmo; NW Montana will move to Stage 2 fire restrictions
Montana Wildfire News
by Corin Cates-Carney, Hailey Smalley
1y ago
Residents south of Highway 93 near Elmo are being told to evacuate due to a nearby wildfire. Several areas in Northwest Montana will move to Stage Two fire restrictions Saturday ..read more
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