Missoula fire crews quickly surrounded a small grass fire started by a tractor hauling a rake that hit a rock and sparked the blaze in dry grass.

Blue Lake Fire still burning near Virginia City, while the Deer Creek Fire burning near tarkio in western Montana, has been fully controlled.

32 year-old man charged with tampering with evidence after making over 40 calls from jail to a witness, attempting to convince her not to testify against him.

Sunny and hot in western Montana today, highs near 90.