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Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 24, 2016

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The Berry Fire in Wyoming has caused Yellowstone National Park to close their southern entrance. Photograph taken on August 23, 2016.
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The latest news on wildfires around western Montana.

The National Park Service turns 100 tomorrow. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit Glacier and Yellowstone Parks to wish them happy birthday.

Secretary Jewell will tour Glacier National Park in the morning to see firsthand how climate change is affecting the park’s glaciers and resources.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016
View from Polson beach area overlooking southern Flathead Lake. Smoke obscures the northern Mission Mountains on the afternoon of August 23, 2016.
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The latest on wildfires around western Montana.

After thousands of fish deaths forced an unprecedented closure of 180 miles of the Yellowstone River last week, an official with Montana's Office of Tourism says the state’s branding as a place of pristine landscape is still strong.

ontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed about 180 miles of the Yellowstone River downstream from Yellowstone National Park without a timeline for reopening. The closure could last months.
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A microscopic parasite killing tens of thousands of fish forced state wildlife officials to close a portion of the Yellowstone River Friday morning.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed about 180 miles of the Yellowstone River downstream from Yellowstone National Park without a timeline for reopening. The closure could last months.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016
The Maple Fire in Yellowstone National Park burns through a variety of fuels on August 14, 2016
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The latest on wildfires around western Montana.

Last Update: 10:00 a.m. 08/19/16

In Yellowstone National Park, five fires continue to burn over 10,000 acres. Some, like the 191 acre Boundary Fire and the one acre Thumb Fire, are being suppressed with teams of smoke jumpers and other aerial resources.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016
Aerial photo of the Roaring Lion Fire in the Ward Bowl area on August 17, 2016
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The latest on wildfires around western Montana.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 17, 2016

Aug 17, 2016
A helicopter returns from dumping water on the Roaring Lion Fire on August 15, 2016
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The latest on wildfires around western Montana.

A 2008 photo of John J. Craighead.
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Legendary Missoula wildlife biologist John Craighead turned 100 years old this Sunday.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 16, 2016

Aug 16, 2016
The Incident Command Post of the Roaring Lion Fire on August 15, 2016
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