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Major Wildfires Threaten Towns in CA, MT

Church sign in Greenville, California

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana threatened rural towns and ranchland, and victims of a California blaze returned to their incinerated town even as the region faced another round of dangerous weather. Firefighters ...

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Montana Man Arrested for Causing Wildfire Near Yellowstone

Over two dozens homes and structures destroyed     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested Wednesday for causing a fire near Yellowstone National Park that has burned 46 square miles (120 square kilometers) and torched more than ...

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More Help Sought for Montana Wildfires

Firefighting aircraft return to work     BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s firefighting aircraft returned to duty Friday as officials sought even more personnel and aircraft ahead of a shift in the weather that could stir up a large blaze ...

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U.S. West Faces Record Heat and Intensifying Risk of Wildfires

Excessive heat stretched from southeast California across Arizona and Nevada and into New Mexico     By ANITA SNOW Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana ...

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Wind Stirs Up Wildfires in Montana and Wyoming

Excessive heat warnings across parts of each state     BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A sweltering heat wave smashed daily temperature records in Montana and Wyoming and complicated the fight to corral several large wildfires, as gusts fanned the blazes ...

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Montana Crews Likely to Fight Wildfires in Other States

State is relatively better off in fire risks     By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A historic drought in the southwestern U.S. means Montana firefighters will likely be asked to help other states handle blazes ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Health Issues as Wildfire Smoke Hits Millions in U.S.

Spike in emergency room visits     By MATTHEW BROWN and CAMILLE FASSETT The Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed ...

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Shelter Deployment at Montana’s Bridger Hill Fire

Three firefighters involved in burnover     Wildland Firefighter BOZEMAN, Montana – Three firefighters escaped serious injury while working on a wildfire in Montana on Saturday. The Great Falls Tribune reported that three firefighters with the Department of Natural Resources ...

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Montana Hotshot Killed in Crash Leaving Wildfire

Helena Hotshot died in a vehicle accident     Wildland Firefighter MISSOULA, Montana – The U.S. Forest Service has reported that a firefighter from the Helena Hotshot crew, Sarah Madsen, died in a vehicle accident returning home from a fire ...

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