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Smoke Bothers Western Montanans
Fires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, Canada, are pouring smoke into Western Montana.
Officials say there are at least 25 forest fires in British Columbia, Washington state fires includes the 7,000 acre Carlton Fire and Oregon has over 110,000 acres on fire, including the Pittsburg…
Gold Pan Fire in Wilderness Sends Smoke into Bitterroot Valley
The Gold Pan Fire in the Frank Church Wilderness grew to about 2,000 acres over the weekend and sent a large column of smoke into the air and over the south end of the Bitterroot Valley.
Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said the fire is burning about 3 miles east of the Salmon Mountain Loo…
Two New Forest Fires Erupt in the Wilderness Areas
Of the fires popping up from recent lightning storms, two are of note to Bitterroot Valley residents.
Many people saw smoke drifting into the valley from the California Point Fire on the north end of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The 200-acre fire was reported Thursday, July 18...
Smoke and Flames – Forest Fire Update – Friday July 19
The largest forest fire in the area is on the Salmon-challis National Forest - the Papoose Fire (see photo). It is over 5,000 acres and is burning in steep, rocky, inaccessible areas along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Those who plan to float the Salmon River need to check with Forest Service…
Papoose Fire Continues to Grow Above the Salmon River in Idaho
The Papoose Fire, burning near the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, has continued to grow in rough, steep and generally inaccessible landscape.
By Monday evening, July 15, the forest fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest was estimated over 3,700 acres and portions were burning downhill …

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