Every day, usually twice a day, the Missoulian newsroom produced roundups on the fires consuming tens of thousands of acres in western Montana. These are just a few of the stories that stand out in our long, hot, smoky summer of flames.
The first two stories cover the deaths of two firefighters. Stories three through nine cover the toll of fire and smoke; 10 and 11 ask questions on firefighting accountability. Explanatory stories follow with 12 and 13, and story 14 wraps up the end of the season.
Fresh from a two-day break in his first season as a wildland firefighter, Trenton Johnson was about to begin his first initial attack on a fir…
For the second time in two weeks, western Montana wildland firefighters returned to work on Thursday knowing one of their own died in action.
REXFORD — Andy Yoder believes there are lessons to be learned from the ashes that were once his home.
SEELEY LAKE — The early evening in Seeley Lake on Monday would have been a sight to see, though frightful to be a part of:
Sunday at Seeley Lake Campground, a couple of families sat on the beach while motorboats and paddleboards floated on the water, taking advanta…
Winds whipped wildfires around western Montana into a renewed fury overnight Saturday into Sunday, briefly trapping firefighters, burning buil…