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45 Homes Evacuated, but Good Firefighting Weather Helping to Tame Copper King Fire

45 homes have been evacuated near the expanding Copper King Fire by Thompson Falls, but a new weather system has made firefighting easier. Fire Information Officer Tom Rhode says that cooler temperatures have helped the new type one management team lay down a lot of new fire line.

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Colorado Gulch Fire Causes Evacuations Near Missoula – State Headlines

The Colorado Gulch Fire has caused evacuations of several homes in the Grant Creek area near Missoula. The fire started Monday evening.

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Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighter Set for Saturday, Public Invited

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Last Saturday, August 13, The Lolo Hotshot crew suffered the loss of one of its firefighters when 26-year-old Justin Beebe died while combating the Strawberry Fire in Nevada.

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Copper King Fire Costs Pass $5.1 Million, Now 18 Percent Contained

At $5.1 million, the costs of fighting Copper King are pretty high, but it winding down.

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Roaring Lion Fire Expands Almost 1,000 Acres in a Day, Up to 4,392 Acres

With 500 over people evacuated, one man dead and 14 homes burned, the Roaring Lion Fire shows little signs of stopping anytime soon and has expanded nearly 1,000 acres since Monday.

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Survival Hack – Start a Campfire with a Sandwich Bag

This time of year, it usually isn't very hard to start a campfire. Almost everything is dry and easily ready to burn. But, I somehow can always figure out a way to fail at making a proper campfire...

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With New Battle Plan, Firefighters Hope to Cut-Off Observation Point Fire by Weekend

With the east flank of the Observation Point fire held, firefighters are preparing to push against the fire's western edge in an area filled with steep, dangerous terrain.

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Fire Near Observation Point Spreads 200 Acres

Ten miles Southwest of Hamilton a fire that is believed to have started from a lightning strike is quickly spreading.

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University of Montana Apartments Catch Fire

Dozens of University of Montana students and their families were evacuated after a fire broke out in the University Villages on Saturday afternoon.

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Fire Engulfs Garage in Missoula’s South Hills

Fire fully engulfed a garage on Parkview Way in Missoula this afternoon, June 3, sending plumes of black smoke over the South Hills.

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Condon Convenience Store Burns To The Ground – A Total Loss

The Mission Mountain Mercantile in Condon burned to the ground early Wednesday morning as a fire swept through the building consuming it completely.

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2016 Fire Season Poised to be ‘Normal’ Like 2010, 1998

Montana may experience some fire season relief this summer. Fire weather meteorologist Bryan Henry with the Northern Rockies Coordination Center says nearly all the evidence points to an average year.

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