Montana Public Radio

Kristin Sleeper

The critical fire weather and poor air quality across much of Montana will last at least until the end of the week.

Almost half of the state’s air monitoring stations bounced between "Unhealthy" and "Moderate" air quality readings Monday afternoon

How To Assess Wildfire Risk At Your Home

Jun 17, 2020


Montana is predicted to have an above average wildfire season. And with firefighters potentially facing dual emergencies of wildfire and COVID-19, specialists say that this year, more than any other, residents can play a vital role in keeping firefighters safe by preparing their homes and communities. Morgan Levey takes us on a wildfire assessment of her home.

Grants Available For Home Wildfire Protection

Jan 13, 2020


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) plans to award $500 grants to homeowners for fire protection. 

McClusky Fire from Four Corners Trailhead 09/05.

Significantly cooler weather is helping fire crews battling a 2,900 acre wildfire burning east of Butte.

Hot, dry and windy weather spurred the McClusky Fire to nearly triple in size earlier this week. But fire spokesperson Kristin Sleeper describes the McClusky Fire’s growth and behavior over the past 24-hours as minimal