Tag Archives: Montana

USFA: Montana On-Duty Death

Crash at the White River Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Pilot Thomas Duffy, 40, of Central Copters, Inc. on August 24, 2020. On Monday, August 24, 2020, ...

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Pilot Killed in Oregon Wildfire Crash Identified

Duffy had flown search and rescue missions for Gallatin County     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed while fighting an Oregon wildfire was a former basketball player at Montana ...

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Storms Could Spark More Wildfires in Montana

Unhealthy air alert for several counties     GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfire smoke from California is expected to keep pouring into Montana through Wednesday as much of the state remains under a public health alert due to bad ...

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Small Fire Burns South of Old Faithful

Grand Loop Road closed     WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A lightning-caused fire is burning just south of the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said Sunday. The fire started at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday and ...

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Montana Officials Predict Active Wildfire Season Amid COVID-19

July is expected to be warmer and drier than normal     By IRIS SAMUELS Associated Press/Report for America HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana will likely see more fires and smoke-filled skies this year than it saw law year, officials ...

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Canadian Railway Pays $1.25M to Settle 2016 Minnesota Wildfire Damage

Skibo Fire burned nearly 1,000 acres     Canadian National Railway has paid $1.25 million to settle damage caused by a 2016 wildfire that burned national forest land in northeastern Minnesota, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The wildfire, known as the ...

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Early-Season Wildfires on Montana Crow Reservation

13 fires in the last week     BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Crow Agency firefighting officials on Friday banned open burning on the southeastern Montana reservation following a string of small, early-season wildfires. Fire crews responded to 13 small fires ...

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Hiring: Forestry Technician (Fire, Assistant Engine Captain), BLM, Montana

Deadline: June 30, 2020     Summary BLM is seeking individuals to serve as Forestry Techs (Assistant Engine Captains) with the BLM, North Central Montana District Office, Division of Fire Management.   Currently we have one vacancy in Zortman, MT and ...

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