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Wildfire, fire management and air quality news for western Montana and the Northern Rockies.

Montana Fire Season Resources

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Montana Wildfire News and Air Quality Information

Links and contact info for fire season resources in the Northern Rockies, including restrictions and closures, air quality and more.

Get the latestwildfire, fire management and air quality news for Western Montana and the Northern Rockies right here, on your radio during our morning and evening newscasts,via podcast, orin your inbox each day as news breaks.

Firewise - be proactive in making your home or landscape safer from wildfire
http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/home-and-landscape.aspx

Montana Fire Restrictions
Montana Department of Environmental Quality has a county by county map of fire restrictions

Information on restrictions, current fires, and preparedness
https://www.mtfireinfo.org/

Fire Restriction Definitions:
https://fwp.mt.gov/news/restrictions-and-closures/fire-restriction-definitions

Incident Information System status reports on fires updated frequently
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Northern Rockies Coordination Center
http://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/information/information.htm.
Check the "NR Morning Report" or "Restrictions and Closures"

National Interagency Fire Center for national fire news
http://www.nifc.gov/

Purifying Home Air
Climate Smart Missoula has resources for homemade air filters
DIY fan filter
HEPA filter recommendations:
HEPA filters

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
daily forest fire air quality reports
http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/ 

Montana Department of Environmental Quality 
Wildfire Smoke Update
Smoke Forecasts | Montana DEQ 

Missoula County Air Quality Hotline 406-258-3600
http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHealth/

Flathead County Air Quality Hotline 406-751-8144

Ravalli/Bitterroot Air Quality Hotline 406-375-6577

Helena Air Quality Hotline 406-447-1644

Great Falls Area Disaster and Emergency Services
https://www.cascadecountymt.gov/203/Emergency-Management-Services

Butte Area Disaster and Emergency Serviceshttps://www.co.silverbow.mt.us/195/Emergency-Management

Montana Road Conditions and Closures
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/
or dial 511

Fire Info for Travelers
https://brand.mt.gov/Programs/Office-Of-Tourism/Fire-Information-for-Travelers

Montana Red Cross
www.montanaredcross.org 800-ARC-MONT (800-272-6668)

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