Your resource page for the latest updates--including photos and videos--from wildfires burning in and around Montana.
CODE RED: Wildfires Reported Near Roundup, Subdivision Evacuated
Several fires have been reported around Roundup, according to the Musselshell Country Department of Emergency Services, with one subdivision being voluntarily evacuated.
Fire Danger ‘Very High’ in Yellowstone NP, Restrictions In Effect
Yellowstone National Park has already reported two wildfires this season, with the first being on June 24, and the second fire starting inside the park today (July 1).
How Dry Will Montana Get? Governor Declares State of Emergency
Most of the state is now experiencing drought conditions. Officials expect it to only get worse.
Bridger Man Arrested for Robertson Draw Fire Near Red Lodge
The Carbon County Sheriff's Office says 55 year old John Lightburn of Bridger was arrested and charged with negligent arson and criminal mischief- both felonies.
This Is Why Rural Montanans Need Their Own Fire Trucks
We already pick up your tires, tree branches, beer cans, and wrappers, but this could kill people and endanger the others who will be called in to stop the havoc that you created.
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.