Montana Wildfire Fund Grows to $86.5 Million

By | October 20, 2015

The Flathead Beacon reports that after decades of seeing the state pay its firefighting bills after the smoke cleared, state Sen. Pat Connell, a Republican from Hamilton, is pretty happy. In the 2015 fire season, the state spent $10.5 million. But the Legislature’s fiscal division reported this week that the state’s wildfire suppression fund is at $86.5 million, with just a few bills left to pay. Read the full story here.

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