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Black smoke billows over Mission Valley after salvage yard fire

Bell says evidence indicates two young people were playing with a lighter adjacent to the lot, when the grass caught fire and traveled to the wrecking yard. → Read More

Sunrise Fire creeps closer to homes, residents prepare to leave

Chief of operations Mike Behrens says the fire lane came within 1 mile of homes in some areas and 3/4 of a mile near Quartz Flats. Behrens says 50 structures are threatened, with some 60 to 100 residents. → Read More

Firefighters mourn loss of fallen colleague, hero

Trenton Johnson leaves behind his family as well as great friends and colleagues. Thursday officials from Johnson's crew, Grayback Forestry, Inc., spoke through tears about Johnson's hard work and dedication. → Read More

Air quality levels: what they really mean

Fire season often brings air quality concerns to western Montana. Several cities are already experiencing moderate to unhealthy air quality. → Read More

DNRC says humans cause almost half of Montana wildfires

The Forest Service says up to half of all wildfires are human caused in Montana, and if the public can eliminate human-caused fires it could save money, resources and lives. → Read More

Opening night at KettleHouse Amphitheater draws crowd for Lyle Lovett

The KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner opened Thursday for its first concert ever with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. NBC Montana got a behind-the-scenes look at the setup for the latest addition to Missoula's music scene. → Read More

Beating the heat: Tips to keeping your home cool this summer

As temperatures continue to get hotter, NBC Montana wanted to know how homeowners and residents can beat the heat. → Read More

State's testing of backlogged sexual assault kits to begin this month

A new beginning could be on its way for more than 1,000 sexual assault victims in the state of Montana. → Read More

Governor signs updated Dylan Steigers bill into law

Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Montana) signed HB 487 into law Monday. The bill is an updated version of the 2013 bill referred to as the Dylan Steigers Act that improves concussion and safety protocols for youth athletic programs. → Read More

Family concerned after earthquake cracks patio at Clinton home

Knott didn't expect what she found the morning after Thursday's earthquake. Cracks now spider across her back patio that did not exist before. → Read More

Missoula fire danger could jump to very high by next week

Missoula's fire danger moved to high on Monday, but now local fire officials say it could jump another level to very high this weekend. → Read More

Few in western Montana have earthquake insurance

A local insurance agent says less than 1 percent of his clients have earthquake insurance. He says he has more than 1,000 clients, but only about 20 have earthquake coverage. → Read More