roaring lion fire

A resident of the Bitterroot valley references an evacuation map of the Roaring Lion fire during a community meeting in Hamilton August 4, 2016.
Nora Saks

It’s been a difficult week for Bitterroot Valley residents whose lives have been interrupted by the Roaring Lion fire. Natural disasters can lead to feelings of frustration, fatigue, anger and indecisiveness.

The executive director of the American Red Cross of Montana, Diane Wright, says those are normal responses.

Rene Whalen grabs what she can of her important papers and photos while evacuating the home she's lived in for 20 years. Hundreds of homes are under evacuation due to the Roaring Lion Fire.
Mike Albans

The Montana Department of Revenue is reaching out to Bitterroot Valley residents who lost their homes this week to wildfire. The nearly 8,000 acre Roaring Lion fire has consumed at least 14 homes and other outbuildings.

In response to our August 4 interview with Bitterroot National Forest District Ranger Eric Winthers about the forest thinning project in the area of the Roaring Lion Fire, and the litigation over it, Forest Spokesman Tod McKay offered the following clarifications:  

Bitterroot Residents Applaud Response To Roaring Lion Fire

Aug 5, 2016
Nora Saks

Hundreds of people filled the Assembly of God Church in Hamilton last night to get the latest news on the Roaring Lion fire burning southwest of town.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 4, 2016

Aug 4, 2016
A wall of smoke from the Roaring Lion Fire on July 31, 2016

The latest on wildfires around western Montana.