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Snow falling in north-central Montana

Cool, damp weather brings relief to US wildfire outlook

 

October 2, 2017



Staff and wire

Firefighting experts said the East Fork Fire in the Bear Paw Mountains was likely to have hot spots burning until the first serious snowfall.

While it may not put out all of the hot spots, that snowfall seems to be happening today.

Blaine, Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties are under a storm warning through Noon Tuesday, with snowfall of up to 24 inches expected in the mountains and six to 12 inches on the plains.

The Weather Service warning said winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow and tree and power line damage is expected, as wel...



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