Series Explores Our Evolving Response To Wildfire A new Montana Free Press series is shedding a light on how policies of the past and present intersect with wildfire response. Amanda Eggert, a former wildland firefighter and freelance journalist, is writing the three-part series Living With Fire. Montana Public Radio’s Aaron Bolton spoke with her about… Read More »
Montana Fire Season Resources Links and contact info for fire season resources in the Northern Rockies, including restrictions and closures, air quality and more. Get the latest
Here is a note from Allen Chrisman… Greetings! Here is the July/August/September Wildland Fire Potential Outlook issued today. No big change here: https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf While we have appreciated the moisture we received lately, we are still behind in overall precipitation for the year. And while there is probability of showers in the forecast, I’m thinking things… Read More »
Fire season a delayed one, but despite rain, precip still below normal for region If we get a little rain every now and then, this year’s fire season will likely be a delayed one, area fire managers are saying, but as summer drags on, there’s an increasing chance for an above normal fire season again… Read More »
Now is the time to prepare for wildfires Recent rains notwithstanding, fire season is right around the corner in Northwest Montana and experts want homeowners to start preparing in the event a blaze threatens their properties. Some of those experts said now is the time for property owners to prepare their residences.
Health Impact from Smoke Rises with More Intense Wildfires – Flathead Beacon BILLINGS – Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.
Join career firefighters Rick Trembath & Gary Mahugh at Sondreson Hall at 9:30AM for introductory training for wildland fire for private citizens. Presentations will focus on what you can do to suppress fires on your property & your neighbor’s, focusing on safety considerations. Some basic fire fighting tools & products will be available to view… Read More »
Flathead Hotshots describe extreme fire behavior in Alberta The Flathead Hotshots just wrapped up day eight on the Chuckegg Creek Fire burning in northwestern Alberta. It’s now pushing 700,000 acres. The Hotshot crew’s primary focus is protecting valuable infrastructure like homes and cell towers. They’re working 16 hour days in extreme fire behavior. This week… Read More »