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Evening Newscast 08-10-18

Aug 10, 2018

A new wildfire was reported at about 3 p.m. about 7 miles west of the town of Plains, just off of Highway 200. The fire is threatening structures in the area. 

Montana Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale says he's finalized next year's rates for companies that sell health insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange.

Governor Steve Bullock gave his support to a group of 35 unionized employees of the talc milling plant in Three Forks who have been locked out of their jobs for a week.

A brief pursuit of a reported reckless driver near Libby ended in a fiery crash that killed a 31-year-old Missoula man yesterday.

The departing Yellowstone National Park superintendent says park service officials told him he wasn't being forced out of his job over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over bison management.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes say a grizzly bear cub was euthanized Thursday after its mother and siblings were killed in a vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 93 south of Ronan in late July.

The people evacuated from one house due to the Garden Creek Fire north of Hot Springs Wednesday were allowed to return Thursday.

Firefighters work the lines on the Garden Creek Fire during the night of August 8, 2018.
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The people evacuated from one house due to the Garden Creek Fire north of Hot Springs yesterday were allowed to return today. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Fire Prevention Specialist CT Camel says crews burned around the house at the bottom of 5,000 Road, put a line around it and dropped retardants.

The fire (the biggest currently burning in Montana) was last reported to be just over 2,000 acres after it grew substantially from 524 acres Tuesday.

An Oregon man who was arrested after causing disturbances in three national parks, including harassing a bison in Yellowstone, must stay in jail until his bench trial later this month.

Campfires, smoking and off-road driving will be prohibited in west-central Montana, beginning at noon Friday, due to wildfire danger.

Montana's commissioner of political practices says state law allows voters to take 'ballot selfies' in polling places on Election Day.

Fire Danger moved to "Extreme" in much of western Montana this week.
Josh Burnham

A wildfire burning north of Hot Springs on the Flathead Reservation grew substantially over the past 24 hours, leading to the evacuation of one home.

The Garden Creek Fire is now listed at over 1,840 acres. According to Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal fire prevention specialist CT Camel, that’s a 1,300-acre growth spurt since yesterday.

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