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Montana faces wildfire conditions on long weekend

BUTTE (AP) — Montana firefighters struggled Saturday with 19 active wildfires as the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for a weekend of lightning and high temperatures that could spark more blazes.

AP Photo/Madison County Disaster & Emergency Services, Steve DiGiovanna

A firefighter stands ready at the 19 mile fire,between Madison County and Butte. Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to contain the flames amid hazardous conditions...


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