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.