montana fires

Wildfire Cost Report
Wildfire Cost Report
A new report by researchers at the University of Montana shows the loss of business revenues related to wildfires was likely even greater than most might have suspected. With more than a million acres burning — most in Western Montana following lightning storms in mid-July — the smoke, fire and evacuations couldn’t have hit at a worse time for Montana’s tourism industry...
West End Fire
West End Fire
Q2 reports that firefighters from Billings and Laurel responded to a grass fire at 5100 Central Ave. just east of 56 Street West on Sunday afternoon. The fire reportedly ignited haystacks nearby. Fire officials said the loss of the straw bales stored outside the residence is estimated to be around $20,000...