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Lower Twin Creek Fire, west of Kalispell.
Montana DNRC

Multiple wildfires discovered yesterday continue burning across Flathead County. High winds took down power lines and caused smoldering debris piles to escape their perimeters. Four of the fires authorities are responding to range in size from 200 to 300 acres.

Neptune Aviation

A Missoula-based fire aviation company is pulling planes out of retirement to help battle California’s devastating wildfires.

Two of Neptune Aviation’s legacy P2V air tankers just can’t be kept out of the fight.

Wildland Firefighters working on fire line on the West Fork Fish Creek Fire in 2015.
Inciweb

Future fire seasons in Montana don’t have to be as bad as this one, a new report says, if people here can learn lessons from other states and better use existing tools. 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“This is one scary book—it's hard to imagine a more thorough accounting of the ways we're managing to turn our planet into an inferno.”

Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making  a Life on a Tough New Planet

A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires—forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation—that explains the science of what is causing them and captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them

Sperry Chalet Preservation Crew Begins Race Against Winter

Sep 25, 2017
Glacier Park's Sperry Chalet as seen in June, 2017.
Eric Whitney

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Stabilization efforts on the remains of a historic Montana dormitory that was severely damaged by an Aug. 31 wildfire are expected to begin next month.

Missoula-based DCI+BCE Engineers already has visited the Sperry Chalet hotel building and submitted its recommendations on what needs to be done to ensure the four stone walls don't collapse from this winter's wind and snow.

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