Governor declares Fire Emergency in Montana - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Governor declares Fire Emergency in Montana

Posted: Updated:

Governor Steve Bullock today issued a new Executive Order declaring a Fire Emergency for the state of Montana.

“We will continue to do everything we can to make sure folks on the ground have the resources they need to protect Montanans and their property until every single fire is put out,” said Governor Bullock. “Firefighters, emergency personnel, and volunteers are working hard every day, and on behalf of all Montanans, we thank them for their efforts.”

This declaration allows Governor Bullock to continue to mobilize additional state resources and the Montana National Guard to combat the fires, and to expend funds to meet the contingencies and needs that may arise from them.

Governor Bullock has participated in daily briefings with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Disaster and Emergency Services at the Department of Military Affairs. He has also visited Incident Command teams at the Lodgepole Complex, Rice Ridge, and Sunrise wildfires.

Bullock originally declared a fire emergency to exist in the state of Montana on July 23, 2017. The new Executive Order is attached.

  • MontanaMore>>

  • Montana small businesses hurt by fires can request loans

    Montana small businesses hurt by fires can request loans

    Sunday, December 17 2017 4:05 PM EST2017-12-17 21:05:14 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Small businesses in Montana affected by forest fires this year can apply for federal help.   

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Small businesses in Montana affected by forest fires this year can apply for federal help.   

  • Plans for Montana wind farm cancelled

    Plans for Montana wind farm cancelled

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-12-17 20:14:30 GMT
    Photo: Charles Cook / CC BY 2.0Photo: Charles Cook / CC BY 2.0

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - An energy company has cancelled plans for a wind farm in central Montana, saying a price set by regulators make the project unfeasible.    

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - An energy company has cancelled plans for a wind farm in central Montana, saying a price set by regulators make the project unfeasible.    

  • Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients

    Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients

    Sunday, December 17 2017 1:29 PM EST2017-12-17 18:29:55 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.  

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.  

  • StatewideMore>>

  • Bozeman Sweeps Hellgate in Hoops

    Bozeman Sweeps Hellgate in Hoops

    Saturday, December 16 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-12-16 05:09:38 GMT
    The Bozeman boys went on the road and got a big win over Hellgate 59-46 behind a big defensive performance from Mack Anderson. Meanwhile in Bozeman the Lady Hawks topped the Hellgate girls 49-24. 
    The Bozeman boys went on the road and got a big win over Hellgate 59-46 behind a big defensive performance from Mack Anderson. Meanwhile in Bozeman the Lady Hawks topped the Hellgate girls 49-24. 
  • 6,900 homes could get power from new wind farm

    6,900 homes could get power from new wind farm

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-12-16 00:08:17 GMT

    Tuesday, the Montana Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve the sale of electricity from a 23 megawatt wind farm to NorthWestern Energy.  The agreement is based on a 15-year timeline. Under the proposal, New Colony Wind will develop the wind farm near Martinsdale, east of Helena. According to a press release from the PSC, the facility is expected to produce an average annual output of 76, 181 megawatt hours, or enough electricity to power 6,900 homes, and is...

    Tuesday, the Montana Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve the sale of electricity from a 23 megawatt wind farm to NorthWestern Energy.  The agreement is based on a 15-year timeline. Under the proposal, New Colony Wind will develop the wind farm near Martinsdale, east of Helena. According to a press release from the PSC, the facility is expected to produce an average annual output of 76, 181 megawatt hours, or enough electricity to power 6,900 homes, and is...

  • University of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigation

    University of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigation

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-12-16 00:06:37 GMT

    When a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.

    When a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Shots fired around neighborhoods in Helena

    Shots fired around neighborhoods in Helena

    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:38 PM EST2017-12-15 01:38:14 GMT
    HELENA, Mont.- This morning gunshots were heard around several neighborhoods. No one was hurt, but the Helena Police Department has very few leads, and the shooter is still out there. It all started around 6:00 a.m. in neighborhoods around Euclid and Benton Avenues, Montana and Boulder Avenue and the upper east side in the area of Deerfield Lane. Jefferson County police also reported similar shots in the Montana City area. Police suspect the shots are being fired by the same person...
    HELENA, Mont.- This morning gunshots were heard around several neighborhoods. No one was hurt, but the Helena Police Department has very few leads, and the shooter is still out there. It all started around 6:00 a.m. in neighborhoods around Euclid and Benton Avenues, Montana and Boulder Avenue and the upper east side in the area of Deerfield Lane. Jefferson County police also reported similar shots in the Montana City area. Police suspect the shots are being fired by the same person...
  • Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-12-14 23:50:38 GMT

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. According to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tk. Experts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. According to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tk. Experts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...

  • Missoula police investigate bones as homicide: COURT DOCS

    Missoula police investigate bones as homicide: COURT DOCS

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-13 21:54:58 GMT

    MISSOULA- A search warrant filed Dec. 7 indicates that police are investigating a possible homicide discovered at a Missoula residence. Forensic examination indicates that bones and teeth found in a box in a shed belong to three children. ABCFOX has obtained the search warrant with more information about the search:

    MISSOULA- A search warrant filed Dec. 7 indicates that police are investigating a possible homicide discovered at a Missoula residence. Forensic examination indicates that bones and teeth found in a box in a shed belong to three children. ABCFOX has obtained the search warrant with more information about the search:

  • New Information: How experts determined bones belonged to three children

    New Information: How experts determined bones belonged to three children

    Friday, December 15 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-12-15 21:09:46 GMT

    Missoula police are still looking to schedule an interview with a former tenant at a rental property where a box with skeletal remains of at least three children was found.  

    Missoula police are still looking to schedule an interview with a former tenant at a rental property where a box with skeletal remains of at least three children was found.  

  • University of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigation

    University of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigation

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-12-16 00:06:37 GMT

    When a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.

    When a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Contact us. KTMF Phone: (406) 542-8900. Address: 2200 Stephens Ave, Missoula, MT 59801. KWYB Phone: (406) 586-3594 Address: 2619 West College, Bozeman, MT 59718
    ?

    Contact us. KTMF Phone: (406) 542-8900. Address: 2200 Stephens Ave, Missoula, MT 59801. KWYB Phone: (406) 586-3594 Address: 2619 West College, Bozeman, MT 59718
    ?

  • Landmark Kalispell restaurant moves locations on Main Street

    Landmark Kalispell restaurant moves locations on Main Street

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:41 AM EST2017-12-14 16:41:05 GMT

    KALISPELL- ScottiBelli's announces they're moving to a newly purchased location at 302 South Main street.  This is just two blocks from their current location. According to a release emailed to Montana newsrooms, 

    KALISPELL- ScottiBelli's announces they're moving to a newly purchased location at 302 South Main street.  This is just two blocks from their current location. According to a release emailed to Montana newsrooms, 

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page