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

Hungry Horse Reservoir's West Shore Road reopens to the public

The Flathead National Forest is reopening more of the Hungry Horse Reservoir to the public as recent rains have helped firefighters contain wildfires in the area.

The entirety of the West Shore Road is now open to the Spotted Bear Ranger Station. The reservoir was first closed to the public about a month ago. Sections of the road have been slowly reopening.

Many campgrounds along the reservoir have extended their closing dates and have reduced fees.

All of the wildfires near the reservoir are nearing 100% containment and evacuation notices and orders have been lifted.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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