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‘Moderate’ Fire Danger Announced for Missoula County – Outdoor Burning Permits Issued
Rain and recent cooler temps have resulted in an open burning issuance and 'moderate' fire danger listings in Missoula County.
Early Morning Apartment Fire Reported in Missoula
The Missoula Fire Department responded to early morning reports of flames and smoke coming from a dryer located in the utility room of a 5-plex apartment building located at Pattee Creek Dr.
Young Child Dies in Motor Home Fire
Flathead County officials say a young child died in a motor home fire southwest of Kalispell.
State Plans Mandatory Assessment Tests
The Office of Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau says she plans to make next year's student assessments in math and English mandatory after a technical glitch in April kept 18 percent of the students from completing the test.
Air Quality ‘Hazardous’ in Frenchtown, Missoula, Hamilton
Air quality took a turn for the worst Saturday across most of western Montana.
U.S. Forest Service Orders Evacuations in Parts of Mineral, Missoula Counties
Lightning sparked a fire that ignited Thursday in the Ninemile Ranger District. It’s grown to 2,900 acres since then. The fire is located about 15 miles southwest of Tarkio, west of Missoula.
Sheep Fire Less Active on Friday – Evacuations Remain in Place
The Sheep Fire, part of the Thompson-Divide Complex, blew up on Thursday, prompting the closure of an 8-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 2 and evacuation notices for more than 100 homes and businesses. However, NBC Montana reports clouds and heavy smoke made the Sheep Fire less active on Friday.
Air Quality in Missoula Valley Reported at Unhealthy – Very Unhealthy in the Bitterroot
Air quality in parts of western Montana deteriorated rapidly overnight.
New Fire Complex Burning Near Seeley Lake
Forest Service officials say three fires make up a new fire complex burning in steep, remote, forested terrain northeast of Seeley Lake.
Zootown All-Stars win Senior Little League World Series
The Zootown All-Stars defeated Michigan 10-0 in the championship game of the Senior Softball Little League World Series Saturday afternoon in Delaware.