Your resource page for the latest updates--including photos and videos--from wildfires burning in and around Montana.
Study – Forests Burning More than any Time in Last 2,000 Years
A recent study released by the University of Montana and the University of Wyoming states that forests in the central Rocky Mountains are burning more than in any point in the last 2,000 years
DNRC: Adverse Winds Caused Hard Landing for Helicopter
Adverse wind conditions forced the hard landing of a Montana DNRC helicopter that caught fire near Townsend last week. This is according to a report released by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation following a review of the incident.
Deep Creek Fire Near Townsend Still at Zero Percent Containment
The weather has been good in the last few days to firefighters working the Deep Creek Fire near Townsend.
No Boating on Cooney: Firefighting Aircraft Active
Planning a weekend on the water? Think again. Cooney is closed to watercraft, till further notice.
UPDATE: Robertson Draw Fire Growth Slows; Some Evacuations Lifted
Here are some facts about the Robertson Draw Fire south of Red Lodge as of Friday, June 18.
Public Closures on July 4 Should Extend to Yellowstone County (OPINION)
This year the county commissioners should act, and unless there is some significant weather change, ban fireworks county-wide. The risk is too great.
Flames Take Over Mt. Maurice, Evacs Near Red Lodge
Bottom line up front: "There are still no plans to evacuate the city of Red Lodge." -US Forest Service Public Information Officer Billy Chapman.
Helo Down Near Townsend, Montana, All Crew Members Rescued
A Montana DNRC helicopter went down near Townsend, but all crew members are reportedly safe thanks to the quick actions of law enforcement and a DNRC employee.
What Options Are Left? Frustration and Hopelessness Among Montana Farmers and Ranchers
Yesterday, after 105 degrees and virtually two and a half months without any real precipitation, I sat down in my shop and for the first time in my life felt a sense of hopelessness.
TUESDAY: Red Flag Fire Weather Warnings for Montana
Gallatin County, along with almost every other county in Montana, is under a Red Flag Warning for Fire Weather on Tuesday, June 15th. Dangerous fire conditions exist across the state.
Montanans Probably Are Not Prepared for Most Disasters
Are you prepared with an escape plan knowing you only have two minutes to get out? Two minutes that's it.