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Evening Newscast 08-11-17

Aug 11, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A lightning storm that blew through northwest Montana last night has firefighters scrambling from Eureka to Glacier National park.

Southeast of Superior along I-90, managers of the Sunrise Fire are preparing for this weekend’s forecast red flag fire weather.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has expanded the evacuation warning area associated with Lolo Peak Fire.

Evening Newscast 08-10-17

Aug 10, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The smoke pouring into a small Montana town from a nearby wildfire has gotten so bad that health officials are warning residents to leave the area.

Firefighters working on the forty-two hundred acre Liberty Fire southeast of Arlee are employing a long-term confinement strategy.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will decide whether to shrink or eliminate 22 national monuments later this month.

An elite 29-year-old firefighter who died in Montana last week was remembered Thursday.

Evening Newscast 08-09-17

Aug 9, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A 76-person incident management team is now in charge of the Gibralter Ridge Fire east of Eureka.

The same lightning storm that started Gibralter Ridge sparked at least seven small fires inside Glacier National Park.

There are new evacuations for the Sunrise Fire.

The Missoula City-County Health Department is now recommending that people in Seeley Lake who are able to do so leave the area until the wildfire smoke event passes.

Evening Newscast 08-08-17

Aug 8, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A fast-growing fire discovered last night southeast of Eureka has prompted new evacuations in that area.

Smoke columns from several fire starts caused by that storm were seen Tuesday in Glacier National Park.

There is a community meeting tonight in Clinton about the Sapphire Complex of fires.

At least one firefighter has been injured from the Gibraltar Ridge Fire near Eureka.

Evening Newscast 08-07-17

Aug 7, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Billings attorney today announced a bid to unseat newly elected Congressman Greg Gianforte in next year's midterm race.

The body of a 29-year-old California firefighter who died on the Lolo Peak Fire last week is now back home in California.

The Interior Department has scrapped a rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don't shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands.