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sawtooth helicopter
A helicopter loads up on retardant at the Sawtooth fire. (USFS Photo)
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Sawtooth Fire Gets Helicopter Retardant Drops

Pinpoint accuracy for retardant drops.

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hose lay
Laying hose at Hughes Creek, Montana. (Catherine Hibbard/USFS Photo)
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Firefighters Wary of the Wind Gusts – September 6 Update

No rain expected, but wind gusts could reach 40 miles per hour.

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powell complex map
The red portions of the Powell Complex are the most recent fire advances. (USFS map/Inciweb)
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Selway-Bitterroot Smoke Stays in the Valley

The winds are predicted to increase the burning.

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photo courtesy of inciweb.org
photo courtesy of inciweb.org
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Weather System Could be Trouble for Area Fires [AUDIO]

The National Weather Service is predicting a strong weather system to move through Missoula and up the Bitterroot Valley starting tonight and into tomorrow.

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alta ranger station
The historic Alta Ranger Station is wrapped. (USFS Photo)
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Forest Fire Update – September 5

The Mustang Fire, south of the Bitterroot Valley, did not grow substantially Tuesday. It is an estimated 246,160 acres.

Officials are considering measures to take for travelers on US 93, if the fire reaches the roadway

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Fire information wagon
The Bitterroot National Forest "Fire Wagon" set up at Roaring Lion Road and US 93. (KLYQ Photo)
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Sawtooth Fire Grows 100 Acres

Afternoon winds are a problem.

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mustang fire map
A portion of the Mustang Fire Progression Map. (USFS)
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Mustang Fire Keeps Moving East – September 4

A little bit more burns every day.

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bell point fire
A new forest fire, the Bell Point fire, has been added to the Powell SBW Complex west of the Bitterroot Valley. (USFS Photo)
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Smoke and Fire Update – Monday September 3

No relief from the smoke in the near future.

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Photo courtesy of DNRC
Photo courtesy of DNRC
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Albert Fire Burning Near Frenchtown [AUDIO]

Low relative humidity and a strong breeze pushed a wildland fire from a quarter acre to 75 acres in a matter of hours on Sunday evening. Missoula’s fire danger is “Extreme” and this rapid fire growth is a result of these conditions.

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National Guard in Idaho
Idaho National Guard vehicles arrived at the Mustang Complex Saturday. (Photo courtesy of The Village at North Fork)
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Idaho National Guard Comes to Mustang Fire – Sept 2 Update

The troops roll in.

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