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Barack Obama
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Obama Seeks $615 Million to Fight Wildfires

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

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Congressman Steve Daines Gets Up Close Look at Smokejumper Center [VIDEO]

Montana Congressman Steve Daines received a one-on-one tour of the U.S. Forest Service Smokejumper Center at the Missoula International Airport on Monday afternoon.

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Fire Danger Elevated to Moderate for Western Montana [AUDIO]

As summer deepens into July, fire danger for Western Montana has been elevated to 'Moderate" by city and county officials.

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Missoula’s Neptune Aviation Adds Three Aircraft to Forest Service Contract [AUDIO]

On May 15, the U.S. Forest Service added three more aircraft to its firefighting fleet from Missoula's Neptune Aviation.

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San Diego Wildfires Are Truly Frightening [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

The wildfires that have swept their way through San Diego are bad. Just how bad? See for yourself. A resident of the city captured some intense footage of the inferno while driving.

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Winter Weather Advisory Above 6,000 Feet – Snow Expected [AUDIO]

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a winter weather advisory for snow above 6,000 feet, from 6:00 a.m. until midnight Wednesday, September 18.

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Earthquake Scale
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September Is National Preparedness Month [AUDIO]

With wildfires in Montana and deadly floods in Colorado. Montanans are being reminded that September is National Preparedness Month.

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University of Montana School of Forestry Celebrates 100th Anniversary [AUDIO]

On September 8, 1914, the University of Montana School of Forestry opened with 25 students and one degree program. It has since grown to offer five undergraduate degrees, four academic minors, and three doctoral programs serving nearly 1,000 students.

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Lolo Creek Complex
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Flash Flood Watch for Lolo Creek Complex Area

The National Weather Service has called for a flash flood watch in the area of the Lolo Creek Complex fires due to rain and thunderstorms moving into Western Montana.

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Updated – Grass Fire Started by Lightning Hitting Power Line [AUDIO]

UPDATE - Saturday, August 31, 10:30 a.m.

According to a news release from the Missoula City Fire Department, the grass fire Friday night was caused by a lightning strike that struck a Northwest Energy power line. It appears that the lightning struck a cross member near the top of the pole and caught fire, dropping embers to the ground, catching the grass on fire.

The fire is estimated to be about 80 acres in size, and was 100% contained, however, crews will remain on the scene throughout the day to mop up any hot spots.

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