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Missoula Shifts to ‘Very High’ Fire Danger as Spring Rains Evaporate

Despite a ton of precipitation pouring into western Montana during winter and spring, Missoula County Fire Protection Association spokesman Jordan Koppen says the area has finally dried up.

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The Bitterroot National Forest Has Already had Nine Fires, Most Were Human Caused

Fire season is well underway in the Bitterroot National Forest where crews are working to take down two fires that were detected over the past few days.

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Early Morning Fire Eats Through Multiple Rooms at Traveler’s Inn Motel

Missoula Fire crews were called out to a blaze at the Travelers Inn motel off of North Reserve Street Early Friday morning. Fire chief Jeff Brandt says the fire was called in at around 5:20 a.m.

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images/ Justin Sullivan / Staff
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‘Controlled’ Burn Gets Within 10 Feet of Home, Missoula Rural Fire Dept. Puts it Out Quickly

Western Montana has been extremely wet this spring and fire season may seem like it’s a long ways off, but the Missoula Rural Fire Department Captain Michael Bowman says crews had a run in on Wednesday with an out-of-control, controlled burn.

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Firefighters Stop Two Blazes Near Buildings South of Lolo

Firefighters were busy early Thursday Morning after 911 calls came in, reporting that there were fires on both sides of the highway south of Lolo.

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45 Homes Evacuated, but Good Firefighting Weather Helping to Tame Copper King Fire

45 homes have been evacuated near the expanding Copper King Fire by Thompson Falls, but a new weather system has made firefighting easier. Fire Information Officer Tom Rhode says that cooler temperatures have helped the new type one management team lay down a lot of new fire line.

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Colorado Gulch Fire Causes Evacuations Near Missoula – State Headlines

The Colorado Gulch Fire has caused evacuations of several homes in the Grant Creek area near Missoula. The fire started Monday evening.

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Photo Courtesy of NBC Montana
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Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighter Set for Saturday, Public Invited

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Last Saturday, August 13, The Lolo Hotshot crew suffered the loss of one of its firefighters when 26-year-old Justin Beebe died while combating the Strawberry Fire in Nevada.

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Copper King Fire Costs Pass $5.1 Million, Now 18 Percent Contained

At $5.1 million, the costs of fighting Copper King are pretty high, but it winding down.

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Copper King Fire Grows Slightly Over Weekend to 1,445 Acres, Only Five Percent Contained

Firefighters on the Copper King Fire burning near Thompson Falls had some relief this weekend with cooler temperatures.

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Photo Courtesy of Bobby Cherry
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Roaring Lion Fire Expands Almost 1,000 Acres in a Day, Up to 4,392 Acres

With 500 over people evacuated, one man dead and 14 homes burned, the Roaring Lion Fire shows little signs of stopping anytime soon and has expanded nearly 1,000 acres since Monday.

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Survival Hack – Start a Campfire with a Sandwich Bag

This time of year, it usually isn't very hard to start a campfire. Almost everything is dry and easily ready to burn. But, I somehow can always figure out a way to fail at making a proper campfire...

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