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Outdoors blog wildfires archive

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

Shooters get a bad reputation in rural areas for using almost anything as a target. (Jeff Clark / U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

Shooting top cause of fires on BLM's Fishtrap area 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The potential for destructive wildfires continues in September, and the region's U.S. Bureau of Land Management areas are especially vulnerable because of their lower elevations. Shooters are being targeted for education about their role in causing wildfires. Of the 13 fires west...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016

Bitterroot River section closed by wildfire

FISHING -- Access to the Bitterroot River was temporarily closed this morning from Wally Crawford Fishing Access Site to Angler’s Roost because of the Roaring Lion Fire which is burning southwest of Hamilton. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the closure will apply until...

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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

Day hikers follow the trail to the top of Hall Mountain above Sullivan Lake in the Colville National Forest. (Rich Landers)

Hall Mountain-Grassy Top trail reopens

TRAILS -- The Newport-Sullivan Lake Ranger Districts have reopened Forest Service Trail 533 from Hall Mountain to Grassy Top after the trail was closed during the Grease Creek fire of last summer. The trail is located southeast of Sullivan Lake, Washington, on the Colville National...

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SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016

SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016

Arrowleaf balsam root beckons Kamiak Butte hikers. (FILE / The Spokesman-Review)

Kamiak Butte campground closed by fire danger

PARKS -- Illegal fire-making appears to have contributed to one of Whitman County’s most popular campgrounds – Kamiak Butte – being closed until further notice. The county park’s five miles of forested hiking trails remain open for day use, but as of Friday the park’s...

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