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Four Small Wildfires Yet to be Contained in Bitterroot National Forest – Future Weather Doesn’t Look Helpful

Firefighters have responded to and extinguished over 30 wildfires in the Bitterroot National Forest this summer, but 18 new wildfires were started by lightning this week and all but four are currently contained.

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Photo by Peter Christian
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Lightning Storm Caused Mulitple Small Fires in Bitterroot National Forest

Firefighters are working hard in the Bitterroot National Forest after 11 fires were reported after the lightning strikes from Monday, August 10.

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Photo Courtesy of NBC Montana
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Two New Bitterroot National Forest Fires are Largest for Forest So Far This Year

Lightning has been keeping firefighters busy all over the northwest the past few days. Hamilton firefighters responded to two blazes that started late Tuesday, August 4, and continue to burn in the Sapphire Mountains.

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Trees. (KLYQ File Photo)
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Bitterroot Fire Danger – ‘Very High’ and Worsening

The Bitterroot National Forest has moved the fire danger to "Very High" as of Tuesday, June 30.

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Dry Weather
Photo Courtesy of David McNew / Staff/ Getty Images
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Fire Danger Moved to High for Bitterroot National Forest

Fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest has been moved to high as a result of the much warmer and drier weather in the past few weeks.

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Bitterroot National Forest Prepares For Memorial Day Weekend [YouTube]

There are 1.6 million acres waiting for the public to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend in the Bitterroot National Forest, and there are several tips that officials want to pass along.

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Lolo National Forest
Photo courtesy of US Forest Service – John Hamilton
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Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee Looking for New Projects to Fund

The Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee is now accepting new project proposals from the public.

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Bitterroot National Forest Campground
photo courtesy of Bitterroot National Forest
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Stage One Fire Restrictions Begin Thursday in Bitterroot National Forest

Recent hot and dry weather along with afternoon thunderstorms and frequent lightning, prompted fire management officials this week to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. 

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Photo courtesy of NBC Montana
Photo courtesy of NBC Montana
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Update: Missing Firefighter in Skalkaho Found Safe

UPDATE : Monday, July 28 4:30 p.m.

Bitterroot National Forest spokesman Tod McKay said the missing firefighter was found at about 3 p.m. walking down a logging road. Fire officials said the man became separated from his crew on Sunday, and spent the night in the woods. When found, the firefighter said he was very hungry. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out, but appeared to be uninjured. 

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Lost Horse Fire
photo by Mel Holloway
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Lost Horse Fire Burning in Rugged Terrain [AUDIO]

Over the weekend, the windswept Lost Horse Fire in the Darby Ranger District has increased in size to over 40 acres, and is considered zero percent contained.

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