MTPR

Evening Newscast 09-07-17

Sep 7, 2017

Fire managers report that burnout operations on the West Fork Fire outside Libby are going as expected this afternoon.

Governor Steve Bullock today asked FEMA for additional funding to fight the wildfires that have now burned over a million acres across the state.

A Montana judge reversed the state Commissioner of Political Practices' decision that found that the Fish, Wildlife and Parks department violated ethics laws.

A popular high school cross country meet in the Flathead has been canceled due to wildfire smoke.

Evacuation orders for the East Fork Fire south of Havre have been lifted as crews work toward full containment of the blaze.

Montana's Department of Agriculture is asking ranchers who received donated hay after a large fire or ongoing drought to keep an eye out for noxious weeds.

A federal lawsuit is challenging how Montana suspended driver's licenses for people who fail to pay court fines.