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Wildfire, fire management and air quality news for western Montana and the northern Rockies.

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Wildfire, fire management and air quality news for western Montana and the northern Rockies.

    New wildfire west of Polson is putting up a big smoke plume

    New wildfire west of Polson is putting up a big smoke plume

    A wildfire that started Tuesday afternoon is burning about 100 acres 10 miles west of Polson.

    • 56 sec
    Fire restrictions grow in the Bitterroot National Forest and Missoula County

    Fire restrictions grow in the Bitterroot National Forest and Missoula County

    Extreme heat and bone-dry conditions are prompting officials to raise the fire danger and implement burning restrictions in parts of western Montana.

    • 1 min
    Firefighters make progress on Matt Staff, Elmo fires

    Firefighters make progress on Matt Staff, Elmo fires

    The Matt Staff Fire burning east of Helena has burned over 1,500 acres and is still active but suppressed, according to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff.

    • 1 min
    Fire danger grows as high temperatures meet high winds

    Fire danger grows as high temperatures meet high winds

    The Elmo Fire near the western shore of Flathead Lake grew to over 18,000 acres at last report. About 150 homes are now in the mandatory evacuation area. Officials on Wednesday said the fire has burned four homes and four outbuildings and has a high potential for reaching Flathead Lake by this evening.

    • 1 min
    Evacuations are in effect due to the Elmo Fire

    Evacuations are in effect due to the Elmo Fire

    New evacuations orders were issued Monday afternoon for The Elmo Fire near the western shores of Flathead Lake, which had grown to nearly 13,000 acres and was zero percent contained as of firefighters' most recent update this morning.

    • 59 sec
    Montana fire restrictions grow; Idaho's Moose Fire shows extreme behavior

    Montana fire restrictions grow; Idaho's Moose Fire shows extreme behavior

    Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says Big Horn, Musselshell and Treasure Counties join Yellowstone County in passing Stage-1 restrictions, which apply to building fires and smoking outside.

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Highly recommended

These folks do a truly fantastic job gathering information from a constellation of fire mgmt agencies/fire departments and present it in a cohesive and easy to follow format. It’s a must-have podcast if you currently live in or plan to visit Montana outside of January.

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