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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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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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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
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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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Wildfire Near Bear Trap Area Closes River Access

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A fire burning near the Madison River east of Norris has caused officials to close down a stretch of the river to floating.

Rick Waldrup of the Bureau of Land Management says the wildfire started Monday morning along Bear Trap Road and is believed to be human-caused

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High Park Wildfire in Colorado Consumes 80,000 Acres and Hundreds of Homes

Hundreds of homes and more than 80,000 acres of land have been destroyed in the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, CO. And while local radio station K99 reports the blaze is about 45 percent contained, the high temperatures and low humidity predicted on Monday are causing concern.

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More Firefighters Called to Fight SW Montana Blaze

WHITEHALL, Mont. (AP) — Firefighting officials on Sunday called in additional resources to battle a wildfire burning Douglas fir, juniper and grass about 10 miles north of Whitehall in the Bull Mountains in southwestern Montana

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Photo courtesy of Ozarks Red Cross/Flickr
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Red Cross Aid Firefighters and Others During Wildfires

The American Red Cross of Montana responded to the recent grass fires that torched over 16,000 acres on the Blackfeet Reservation near the town of Browning. The fires broke out nearly a week ago. Investigators believe a downed power line and a spark from a chimney caused the two wildfires

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Wildfires On Blackfeet Res. Force Evacuations

Blackfeet tribe officials say firefighters are starting to get a handle on two wind-fueled fires that have burned buildings and forced evacuations on the northwestern Montana reservation.

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