John Hamilton


Encouraging news on a new wildfire burning about seven miles west of Plains.

The 50-acre Weeksville Fire was started by a trailer-house fire that quickly spread into the surrounding forest Friday afternoon.

Incident spokesman John Hamilton tells Montana Public Radio the 75 firefighters on scene are in mop-up phase, dousing hot spots. Three helicopters, two dozers and several engines are also working the fire.

Copper King Fire burning on July 31, 2016

The Copper King Fire, detected Sunday eight miles east of Thompson Falls, grew from 200 to 700 acres by Monday. The fire is visible from Highway 200. Its cause remains unknown.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 1, 2016

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Roaring Lion Fire hours after it blew up on July 31, 2016.

The latest news onĀ wildfires around western Montana.