fire

Controlled Burning
5:31 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

BLM To Conduct Controlled Burn Near Lincoln

Credit Colby Hawkinson USFWS cc-by-2.0

The Bureau of Land Management says it’s conducting a controlled burn in the mountains west of Lincoln, and that smoke may be visible in the area during the next month.

The agency is planning to burn 62 acres in the Ward Creek Drainage, a tributary of the Blackfoot River. It says the project may take up to two weeks to complete, and will happen when weather and fuel conditions are favorable, but could occur anytime over the next month.

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Wildfire
2:30 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Grant Creek Wildfire Now Contained

8/05/14, 2:20 p.m.
Colorado Gulch Fire update: Fire officials with the Lolo National Forest say the Colorado Gulch fire, located just northwest of Missoula in the Grant Creek Valley, has been contained. The fire started at approximately 4 p.m. Monday and a combination of ground crews and water dropped from helicopters limited the fire to 2 1/2 acres. No structures have been damaged.
 

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Fire Season
3:09 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Fire Season Information

Forest fires in Glacier National Park in 2003
Credit National Park Service

Here are links and phone numbers for up-to-date information about fire season in the Northern Rockies, including restrictions and closures, and local air quality.

Firewise - be proactive in making your home or landscape safer from wildfire http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/home-and-landscape.aspx

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New fire realities
2:28 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Facing our new fire realities a major challenge in the American West

Lolo Creek Complex fire
Credit Sally Mauk

In over three decades of fighting fire, studying fire and crafting fire management policy, Tom Zimmerman has seen a lot of changes in fire behavior and control. Zimmerman has worked with fire for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S Forest Service - and most recently, at the  National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.

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Arizona aftermath
2:14 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Forest Service official says firefighter safety continues to be top priority

Hundreds of firefighters making progress on the wildfire outside the mountain town of Yarnell, Arizona came off the line to share a moment of silence and watch a procession of the towed vehicles of the 19 elite Hotshot crew members killed over the weekend.

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