Rain of an inch or more is expected to cover an area from Livingston east to the state border by Monday, with possible snowfall at higher elevations.
This story has been updated with additional historical details.
Drone overflights of the 74-acre Shedhorn fire burning south of Big Sky prompted forest officials to halt air operations twice.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week.
The Haystack Fire could be seen torching patches of forest in great balls of flame just southwest of Boulder Wednesday evening, but firefighters managed, with the aid of helicopters dropping buckets of water, to keep growth to just 55 acres that day.
Furious winds over the weekend propelled the Haystack Fire between Butte and Basin to 10,800 acres and closer to Boulder, prompting a pre-evacuation alert.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Flames on Sunday reached a grove of sequoia trees in California as firefighters battled to keep fire from driving further into another grove, where the base of the world’s largest tree has been wrapped in protective foil.
Officials have evacuated 17 homes near Alder Creek ahead of hot, windy conditions expected Wednesday that could push the Alder Creek Fire west of Wise River toward structures there and in Bryant Creek.
Sometimes fires fit a beneficial land management goal, like when they burn in a wilderness area or national park.
"Every fire has to have a dirt trail around it," Lane said. "That's to separate the fuel from the fire."
Wildfires get one of five ratings, with Type 5 the least dangerous and Type 1 the most dangerous. More than 95% of all fires are smaller Type …
The Boulder 2700 fire, about 60% contained as of Aug. 24, started on July 31 9 miles east of Polson. It’s ripped through roughly 2,230 acres in the last month.
If the American Fork wildfire radio chatter has a Brooklyn accent next week, just know the FDNY has reported for duty.
Richard Spring fire was 65% contained Tuesday, although additional firefighting crews are hard to come by.
More residents near Flathead Lake are being impacted by early-stage evacuation notices as the Boulder 2700 fire continues to threaten homes.
Photos from the Richard Spring fire in Rosebud County on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.
Business tended toward brisk at Wise River Mercantile when the wildland firefighters’ camp bustled just down the road and customers entered the store smelling like smoke.
Portia Fleming fell asleep on the couch at her home at Finley Point Estates watching a movie Saturday night, only to be awakened by her daughter warning of fire nearing their property.
Air quality in Missoula is still lingering in the “unhealthy category for sensitive groups” category as wildfire smoke from Western states continues to flow through the region.
Four firefighters have been released from the hospital and a fifth was being treated at a burn center Monday after a Montana wildfire overran them last week, authorities said.
Five federal firefighters remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition after sustaining burn injuries when swirling winds blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them Thursday.
All five were assisting federal, state and county resources on the 1,300-acre Devils Creek fire in Garfield County when a shift in the winds blew flames back over their position.
The Red Lodge firefighter injured in the Harris Hill fire near Joliet on Friday has been identified as Dan Steffensen.