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Fire Season Information

Wildfire information - like wildland firefighting - is a partnership involving state, federal and local agencies and organizations. This page contains a selection of websites that provide the most accurate, up-to-date information on wildfire potential, fire restrictions, weather forecasts, specific incidents and other important information.

TwitterBird DNRC will be providing fire season updates on Twitter, please follow us at @MTDNRCFire

Inciweb: Lists all major wildfires in the US, with information on size, location, responding agencies, public safety alerts, daily updates, and more. Once a fire is fully contained, updates cease and the incident will be identified as "inactive."

Wildweb: Lists every wildfire reported to a dispatch center in Montana. You must know the general location of the fire.

Fire Conditions and Weather Updates

This site provides accurate, updated fire weather forecasts, as well as forecasts for fire danger and fuel conditions.

Northern Rockies Coordination Center: The most comprehensive and reliable Web site for wildfire – it's what the professionals use. Some of the best pages include: Outlooks: Under the "Fire Potential" header, the "NR daily outlook" and "NR 7-day fire potential" provide clear and concise analysis of anticipated fire activity.

Public Health

Air quality alerts: Wildfire smoke updates, forecasts and health advisories from the Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality

Current Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions: This link provides an updated map showing all current fire restrictions in Montana.

Prevention, Preparedness and Mitigation

FireSafe Montana: A clearinghouse of resources for homeowners and communities on fire preparedness, safety and fire mitigation.

Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program: Information on competitive grants to fund hazard fuel mitigation efforts for Montana communities.

Firewise Communities: A national program to educate homeowners living in fire-prone communities. Interactive training videos offer a variety of fire safety education and training.

Ready, Set, Go!: Homeowner and community training and resources for wildfire awareness, preparation and safety, with an emphasis on planning. In Montana, contact Bruce Suenram, Deputy Chief of DNRC's Fire & Aviation Bureau, at (406) 542-4223.

Wildfire Statistics and Records

DNRC Fire Information: Year-to-date and historical records on DNRC-involved wildfires.

Northern Rockies Coordination Center: Year-to-date and historical data on all wildfires in Montana and the Northern Rockies Region.

Contact

Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684