Contact Us
fire

fire

Smoky missoula
Photo courtesy of jen-the-librarian/Flickr
[

Highway 12 Closed – Homes Evacuated Due to Rapid Growth of Schoolhouse and West Fork 2 Fires [AUDIO]

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Monday, August 19

Mandatory evacuations are in effect in the Bear Creek area as two fires, the School House and the West Fork 2, are combining to burn hundreds of acres and send smoke billowing up over Blue Mountain raining ash on homes in Lolo and into Missoula.

Missoula County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer paige Pavalone said at about 4 p.m. Monday, that deputies were contacting residents in the path of the fires to leave their homes immediately.

"We're asking people if they're asked by a deputy to evacuate, to leave their homes right away, recover their animals and leave as quickly as possible," Pavalone said.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office Facebook page has a minute-by-minute update of areas that are under evacuation. Just moments ago, the notice was posted that Bear Creek, Elk Meadows, Lolo Creek Campground, Sleeman Creek and Thayer Road have been advised to evacuate, and that the Lolo Elementary School has been opened as a place for evacuees to gather.

There will be a special meeting for residents in the area at the Travelers' Rest State Park at 6 p.m. Monday.
Paige Pavalone

The smoke billowing above Missoula on Monday, August 19 comes mostly from the Schoolhouse Fire, currently burning about nine miles west of Lolo.

Read More|Comment

Category: Local News Tags: , ,
Extreme
Photo courtesy of wheeldog/Flickr
[

Missoula County in Extreme Fire Danger Warning, Again

Missoula County has once again reached the highest fire danger level possible with a new "extreme" fire danger declaration by the Missoula County Fire Protection Association.

Read More|Comment

Category: Local News Tags: ,
Gold pan Fire
Photo courtesy of USDAgov/Flickr
[

Gold Pan Fire Grows, Two New Fires Absorbed into the Complex

The Gold Pan Fire Complex near the Idaho-Montana border is getting more difficult to fight as two new fires were absorbed into the main blaze this week.

Read More|Comment

Category: Montana News Tags: , ,
illegal campfire
Photo courtesy of absurd_hero/Flickr
[

Southwest Montana Sees Over 24 Fire Starts in One Week, Approximately Seven Were Human Caused

The air around Missoula may be filled with smoke during the second week of August, but most of that is from Idaho, not Montana. Chris Johnson of the Lolo National Forest says that local crews have been able to keep fire starts down thanks partly to higher humidity, however, there have been multiple opportunities for a bigger blaze.

Read More|Comment

Category: Local News Tags: ,
Gold Pan Fire
Photo courtesy of USDAgov/Flickr
[

Gold Pan Complex Expands, But Not Toward Montana

The Gold Pan Complex fire is still burning just about ten miles from the western Montana Border in Eastern Idaho.

Read More|Comment

Category: Local News Tags: , , ,
red flag
Photo courtesy of rvw/Flickr
[

Red Flag Warning Issued for Western Montana, 40 M.P.H. Winds and Lightning Expected

Most of Western Montana will be under a red flag warning this afternoon, August 9.

Read More|Comment

Photo courtesy of USDAgov/Flickr
Photo courtesy of USDAgov/Flickr
[

Moose Meadows Fire 80 Percent Contained, Fight Continues in Difficult Terrain

The Moose Meadows fire burning to the east of Georgetown Lake is getting closer and closer to being fully contained.

Read More|Comment

campfire
Photo courtesy of Bill Liao/Flickr
[

Frequent Human Caused Forest Fires Keep Missoula Stage One Restrictions in Place Despite Fire Danger Decline

The fire danger level in Missoula county and most of southwestern Montana has changed, however, stage one restrictions are still in place.

Read More|Comment

tree on fire
Photo courtesy of V'ron/Flickr
[

Butte Cabin Fire Near Missoula Cut Back to Just Eight Acres

A tanker flying back to Missoula spotted a new fire in the hills just southeast of town late Monday evening, but quick work by fire crews have limited the damage.

The Butte Cabin Fire is still burning about 25 miles south east of Missoula and so far the cause of the blaze is still undetermined

Read More|Comment

Category: Montana News Tags: ,
Mop up
Photo courtesy of USFWS/Southeast/Flickr
[

After $2.3 Million, The Gold Creek Fire is Almost Fully Contained

The Gold Creek Fire north east of Missoula is at nearly 100 percent containment.

Read More|Comment

Category: Montana News Tags: , ,

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkgvo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!