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Montana Blazes Grow Amid Gusty Conditions

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire west of Three Forks has grown to about 7.5 square miles amid gusty winds that prevented burnout operations.

Fire officials say the Pony fire in the Tobacco Root mountains grew about a half square mile overnight after strong gusts sent crew tents rolling across their encampment near Whitehall on Tuesday

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Eastern Montana Fires Spread, Prompt New Evacuations

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fast-moving wildfires triggered new evacuations in southeast Montana Monday, as firefighters battled a potent combination of lightning strikes, dry weather and flame-whipping winds

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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Montana Firefighters Brace for Hot, Windy Day

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters in eastern Montana prepared for a tough day Sunday as they faced predicted temperatures of 100 degrees, low humidity and strong winds with the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms that could spark additional blazes

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Pine beetle killed forest
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Scientists Sorting Out Beetle-Fire Relationship

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Scientists are using computer models to gain a better understanding of what makes wildfire go.

They're working as firefighters toil on steep mountainsides to put out more than a dozen new blazes in what has already become a vicious summer of destruction in the West

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Homes Lost to Northern Cheyenne Fire Climbs While Other Montana Residents Evacuated Want to See Property

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The tally of damage from a massive wildfire on southeast Montana's Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation continues to climb, as a tribal official reports at least 32 houses have burned

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Scott Seibold (@scottseibold), Twitter
Scott Seibold (@scottseibold), Twitter
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Eastern Montana Wildfires Torch Dozens of Homes

ROUNDUP, Mont. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire south of Roundup has jumped a southern perimeter built by firefighters, forcing authorities to evacuate more homes.

The Dahl fire was last estimated at 18,500 acres Wednesday afternoon, but it was still spreading after having burned dozens of homes since it was reported on Tuesday

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Scott Seibold (@scottseibold), Twitter
Scott Seibold (@scottseibold), Twitter
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UPDATE: Thousands Evacuate as Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Wildfire Doubles in Size

Those wildfires in Colorado don’t show much sign of abating. In fact, more than 32,000 residents in or near Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, were ordered to evacuate after the Waldo Canyon Fire doubled in size Tuesday night.

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Brian Schweitzer
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Winds Fan Helena Fire, More Homes Evacuated

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has declared a state of emergency for four Montana counties where wildfires are burning.

The emergency order signed Tuesday afternoon is for Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson and Madison counties due to the fires and extremely hazardous conditions

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Marc Piscotty, Getty Images
Marc Piscotty, Getty Images
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Eastern Montana Blaze Prompts Evacuations

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire north of Billings has triggered evacuation notices for about 80 rural residences.

The fire near Golden Creek in Musselshell County broke out Tuesday afternoon as record high temperatures baked the eastern part of the state

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Fire Evacuations Ordered for 200 Near Helena

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities say evacuation orders have been issued for 200 residents north of Helena as wildfires broke out across western Montana.

Gawkers blocked traffic Monday afternoon as helicopters dumped buckets on the flames burning in the Scratchgravel Hills that could be seen from the roadway in the Helena Valley

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