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Copper King Fire burning on July 31, 2016
Inciweb

The Copper King Fire, detected Sunday eight miles east of Thompson Falls, grew from 200 to 700 acres by Monday. The fire is visible from Highway 200. Its cause remains unknown.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 1, 2016

Aug 1, 2016
Roaring Lion Fire hours after it blew up on July 31, 2016.
inciweb

The latest news on wildfires around western Montana.

Flathead National Forest to update forest plan, seeks public input
Nicky Ouellet

The forest in the Flathead is about to see some big changes – or not. It all depends on how proposed changes to the Flathead’s National Forest Plan shake out.

Meetings this week address revisions and amendments to a few of Montana's National Forest plans.
Flathead National Forest

Supervisors for the Flathead National Forest held an open house in Kalispell on Monday to answer questions about proposed revisions to its draft forest plan.

The plan provides long-term management goals and standards, and outlines the forest’s projected timber sales.

West Fork Fish Creek Fire Causing Smokey Skies

Oct 6, 2015
Smoke in the sky west of Missoula is coming from the West Fork Fish Creek Fire, officials say.
Saxon Holbrook

Wondering where the smoke west of Missoula is coming from today? The Frenchtown Rural Fire Chief says it's from islands of un-burned fuel from the West Fork Fish Creek fire which was discovered August 14, 2015.

Eric Whitney

The U.S. Forest Service team leading the attack on the West Fork Fish Creek Fire southwest of Alberton had a public information meeting in Alberton last night, and more than 200 people came. So many people came, they had to open the big garage doors at the fire station to accommodate the crowd.

Eric Whitney

The following information was posted to at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, August 30 to the federal government's InciWeb site.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
A view of the Little Joe Fire from Thursday, August 27, 2015.
Inciweb

Stage 2 fire restrictions went into effect in the Missoula area today. The restrictions apply to public and private lands in Missoula, Mineral, Sanders, Granite and Ravalli counties, including the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests, BLM and state lands.

The large fire at A1 Salvage yard near Somers is out, according to Somers-Lakeside Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeremy Hayes.

“We don’t have a total yet of how many cars were in the fire,” Hayes said, “but no structures were involved.”

The source of the fire is under investigation. 

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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