FWP’s Montana Outdoors magazine has another story about the bountiful mushroom crop this year. It begins… Last year’s fire season was one of the worst in Montana history. Twenty-one major fires and hundreds of smaller blazes burned a total of 1 million acres across the state. More than 4,000 local, state, and federal firefighters were deployed, and two were killed by falling trees in separate incidents. The smoke caused severe respiratory problems, especially among seniors and people with asthma, in dozens of communities. Some days, when we could hardly breathe in Helena, we tried to imagine the even grimmer air quality endured by fire crews and residents of Missoula, Eureka, and Seeley Lake.