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Gov. Bullock declares state of disaster due to wildfires

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Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order Friday, declaring a state of disaster to exist in Montana due to wildfires.

"As we enter the unofficial last weekend of summer, Montana continues to face serious fire conditions," Gov. Bullock said. "Over the coming days, additional National Guard resources will be mobilized to continue to support the men and women fighting these fires. Our top priority remains firefighter safety and protecting Montanans and their property."

The declaration allows Gov. Bullock to mobilize additional state resources and the Montana National Guard to combat the fires. The executive order was issued along with a directive to the Montana Department of Transportation that temporarily suspends certain regulatory requirements to facilitate the transport of heavy firefighting equipment.

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