The Flathead Beacon reports that Northwest Montana got its first taste of wildfire season this week when firefighters responded to a small grass fire on the west side of Kalispell. Kalispell Fire Chief Dave Dedman said the blaze was reported at approximately 1:13 p.m. on June 21 near the intersection of Appleway Drive and Fenn Way. High winds quickly fanned the flames, forcing a nearby home to be evacuated. Police were preparing the clear out other residences shortly before firefighters got the fire under control. Read the full story here.