montana fires

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, f…
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 $…
FEMA Approves Fire Assistance Grant
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Moose Peak Fire and Highway 200 Complex in Sanders and Lincoln Counties.  KTVQ...
Sunrise Sapphire Fires Update
The Sunrise Fire now sits at nearly ten-thousand acres in size.  Fire crews say they’ve contained five percent of the fire but evacuation orders for numerous areas, including Quartz Flats and Creek, along with Verde Creek and Sunrise are still in effect...