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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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Two Air Tankers in Wyoming to Help With Wildfires

Authorities are bringing in two military air tankers from Wyoming to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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Sheriff: Up to 100 Homes Lost in Washington Fire

A sheriff estimates that up to 100 homes have been lost in a large wildfire burning in north-central Washington.

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Evacuations Ordered in Washington State Wildfire

Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.

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Lolo Creek Home Burned
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First Step in Wildfire Protection – Home Insurance [AUDIO]

Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen is urging Montanans who live in areas at risk of wildfire to keep an inventory of their belongings – and be able to retrieve it even if their home is damaged.

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Lolo Creek Fire
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Fire Danger Moved to ‘Low’ + Advice to Prepare for Next Fire Season [AUDIO]

With the recent cool, wet weather in Western Montana, the Missoula County Fire Protection Association announced Thursday, September 26, that fire danger has officially been dropped from 'marginal' to 'low.'

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Study Shows Large Wildfires Occur Predominantly on Federal Land

Anyone that lives in the western U.S. is likely living near land managed by the federal government. Many Western Montana counties, for example, have more than 50 percent of their land under federal control, a situation that poses problems for local use and tax revenue. 

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Lolo School Firefighter Meet Up
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Lolo School Students Don Green in Support of Lolo Creek Complex Firefighters

The basketball court and baseball fields at the Lolo schools were filled with firefighters and firefighting tools , August 29. Lolo Middle School Principal Shawna Kientz said it was meaningful to see the children visiting with the firefighters that had helped save their school from the Lolo Creek Complex.

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Firefighters Letting Druid Complex Burn in Yellowstone National Park

Montana is famous for having a tough fire season, but although helicopters and line crews are a regular sight around wildfires like the Lolo Creek Complex, things are done differently at Yellowstone National park.

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Update – Lolo Creek Complex Now 70% Contained – Estimated Containment September 3 [AUDIO]

UPDATE - Thursday, August 29, 7 a.m.

Peter Christian spoke with Fire Information Officer Dave Schmitt on the Montana Morning radio show. Schmitt said the fire is now 70 percent contained.

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