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Lost Horse Fire
photo by Mel Holloway
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Lost Horse Fire Burning in Rugged Terrain [AUDIO]

Over the weekend, the windswept Lost Horse Fire in the Darby Ranger District has increased in size to over 40 acres, and is considered zero percent contained.

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Lolo Creek Home Burned
photo courtesy of MCSO
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First Step in Wildfire Protection – Home Insurance [AUDIO]

Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen is urging Montanans who live in areas at risk of wildfire to keep an inventory of their belongings – and be able to retrieve it even if their home is damaged.

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map of fire
The fire is near Clark Canyon Reservoir. (USFS/Google Map)
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Wildland Fire Reported Southwest of Dillon

Thursday afternoon, a wildland fire was reported southwest of Dillon, north of Clark Canyon Reservoir.

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Lolo Creek Fire
Photo from MCSO Facebook
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Fire Danger Moved to ‘Low’ + Advice to Prepare for Next Fire Season [AUDIO]

With the recent cool, wet weather in Western Montana, the Missoula County Fire Protection Association announced Thursday, September 26, that fire danger has officially been dropped from 'marginal' to 'low.'

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federal land map
Photo courtesy of http://www.arewenotastate.com/why-we-can-t-wait.html
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Study Shows Large Wildfires Occur Predominantly on Federal Land

Anyone that lives in the western U.S. is likely living near land managed by the federal government. Many Western Montana counties, for example, have more than 50 percent of their land under federal control, a situation that poses problems for local use and tax revenue. 

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Lolo School Firefighter Meet Up
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Lolo School Students Don Green in Support of Lolo Creek Complex Firefighters

The basketball court and baseball fields at the Lolo schools were filled with firefighters and firefighting tools , August 29. Lolo Middle School Principal Shawna Kientz said it was meaningful to see the children visiting with the firefighters that had helped save their school from the Lolo Creek Complex.

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druid complex
Photo courtesy of YellowstoneNPS/Flickr
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Firefighters Letting Druid Complex Burn in Yellowstone National Park

Montana is famous for having a tough fire season, but although helicopters and line crews are a regular sight around wildfires like the Lolo Creek Complex, things are done differently at Yellowstone National park.

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ping pong ball fire
Photo courtesy of VORT3Xphoto/Flickr
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Flaming Ping Pong Balls Used to Get Eureka Fire to 75 Percent Containment

The Eureka wildfire is at around 6,468 acres and still burning about 38 miles south of Ennis, Montana in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

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Lolo Creek Fire Tower
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Update – Firefighters Protect Historic Blue Mountain Fire Lookout [AUDIO]

UPDATE - All evacuation orders have been lifted for residents in the Lolo Creek Complex.
Fire Information Officer Dixie Dees with KGVO's Peter Christian

About 11 miles up a winding mountain road, far above the smoke of the Lolo Creek Complex, the historic Blue Mountain lookout watches over a huge area of Western Montana. The tower is still several miles from the northern edge of the fire, but officials are taking the extra steps to protect the wooden structure, just in case the fire might reach the summit.

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Lolo Fire northern edge
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Update – Northern Edge of Lolo Creek Complex Sends Up Huge Plume of Smoke [AUDIO]

UPDATE - Saturday, August 24 5:30 p.m.

The plume of smoke rising from the Lolo Creek Complex is coming from the northern edge of the fire.

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