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Missoula Rural Fire Resident Program Trains Young Firefighters [AUDIO]

In 2008, Missoula Rural Fire expanded its Resident Firefighter Program to provide extra support during non-peak hours.

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Missoula Rural Fire Department Warns of Carbon Monoxide Dangers [AUDIO]

 

Missoula Rural Fire is warning residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning this winter.

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Missoula Rural Fire Helps Lower Home Insurance Rates [AUDIO]

Because of improvements in the staffing and scheduling at the Missoula Rural Fire Department, home insurance rates have been lowered on homes within five miles of a fire station, and 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant.

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Early Morning Fire Damages Local Towing Business [AUDIO]

Both the Missoula City and Missoula Rural Fire Departments responded to a structure fire that was reported to 9-1-1 at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, at Sparr's Towing, at West Central and Johnson Streets.

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Early Morning Fire Damages Lolo Home – Residents Evacuated Safely [AUDIO]

Missoula Rural Fire responded to a structure fire at 6005 MacClay Road in Lolo early Wednesday morning, December 11, that apparently started in the garage and spread to the home itself.

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Structure Fire at Futura Trailer Park in Missoula

Missoula Rural Fire crews are on the scene of a structure fire at the Futura Trailer Park at 6485 Highway 10 West in Missoula.

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Early Friday Morning House Fire in Lolo

An early morning electrical fire at a modular home in Lolo sent crews from Missoula Rural and Missoula City fire departments to Lakeside Drive, where they found smoke coming from under the manufactured home.

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Miller Creek Fire Likely to be Fully Contained by Tuesday Night

Update 1 p.m. 9/17- Though the Miller Creek fire is still burning, wet weather and cold temperatures today have helped firefighters make quick work of the blaze.

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Update – Mill Creek Fire Almost Contained at 700 Acres [AUDIO]

UPDATE 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 26

The Mill Creek Fire is now at 700 acres in the area around Frenchtown, and fire crews are working to complete containment lines around the fire. Firefighters from local agencies and departments are working the fire today. The strategy is to keep the fire from growing.

DNRC Fire Information Officer Cindy Super said Friday afternoon that evacuees are being allowed to return to their homes,

"We pretty much lifted the evacuations, though that could change in any minute," Super said. "The fire is still active, and the other thing is that we have a lot of traffic in the area with crews coming in and out. We're keeping those roads open to local traffic and local emergency traffic only. People have been very supportive of the firefighters and we really appreciate everyone working with us to keep people safe."
DNRC Fire Information Officer Cindy Super

UPDATE 2:00 a.m. Friday, July 26

The Mill Creek Fire has consumed between 550 and 700 acres of grassland near Frenchtown. The Missoula County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page has an update list of streets and neighborhoods that have received voluntary evacuation notices.. They include: Mill Creek Road, Spur Road, Groom Road, Spring Hill Road, Bunchgrass, Junegrass, Chula Vista, Fred Lane and Porte Lane.

Fire Information officer Cindy Super as of 9:00 p.m. Thursday night..


 

UPDATE - 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation spokesperson Cindy Super said the grass fire near Frenchtown started when a mower struck a rock, sparking the fire that raced up the hill near Mill Creek.

"The fire started around two this afternoon and it went really fast up the hill with all the light slashy fuels in the grass and its about 100 acres by now," Super said.

"We have a single engine air tanker, we have a couple of helicopters and we have crews and fire engines from DNRC, the Forest Service, Frenchtown Fire, Missoula Rural, Missoula City Fire and traffic control by the county sheriff's department and the Montana Highway Patrol. Evacuations are in effect basically between Mill Creek and Fred Lane."

Super said people who do not live in the area should stay away so that emergency vehicles can access the area.

"People can expect a delay if they're trying to get into an evacuated area," Super said. "We're really trying to keep people from clogging the roads, and we would ask if people don't need to be in this area they just need to stay away."

Super said no homes have been lost.

DNRC Spokesperson Cindy Super

 

Our news partners KECI-TV/NBC Montana are reporting a grass fire in Frenchtown that broke out Thursday afternoon.

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New Fire Reported Near 2011 West Riverside Fire Location [AUDIO]

Several agencies are battling a new fire reported this morning near the location of the 2011 West Riverside fire. Cindy Super, fire information officer with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, says the fire is a little more than an acre in size, but is attracting a lot of attention.

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