Storms, combined with predicted temperatures nearing 100 degrees, make for dangerous fire conditions.
Two new, small fires were spotted yesterday in the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area near Mineral Peak early on Friday morning and suppression efforts are in action.
Jeremy J. Hennick, 51, is charged with five counts of timber set afire. He appeared in court on July 8.
Many campgrounds are now offering online campsite registration while still giving opportunity for campers to find a spot on a first-come, first-served basis.
Local traffic is allowed back on Highway 35 as crews continue work around the road and on the Boulder 2700 fire near Flathead Lake.
With the Thorne Creek fire topping 10,000 acres burned and the South Yaak fire growing 1,397 acres on Tuesday night, wildfires in western Montana continue to rip through extremely dry vegetation and deliver smoke.
Air quality in Missoula is still lingering in the “unhealthy category for sensitive groups” category as wildfire smoke from Western states continues to flow through the region.
A Missoula man has been jailed in Granite County for felony criminal endangerment in connection with the explosion. There were no deaths reported in the incident.
A little precipitation and milder temperatures helped cool the 2,000-acre Cinnabar Fire burning through heavy timber in the Welcome Creek Wilderness east of Stevensville on the Lolo National Forest.
“(He seems) pretty rigid and pretty strict, just a tough old guy. But actually, once you get to know (Bob Parcell), which takes some time, he has a heart of gold.”
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“My inner child would like to see the fish moving through here again.”