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Bullock discusses wildfires, COVID-19 data and testing at press conference


Last updated 9/17/2020 at 11:25am

Gov. Steve Bullock provided during a press conference Wednesday updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing fire season in Montana.

Bullock said while conditions in the state remain hazardous for fires Montana is in a fortunate position when compared to many of its western neighbors with this past week being one of relative calm.

He said, as of Wednesday afternoon, the state has seen 1,875 fires, with more than 260,000 acres affected and a firefighting cost of 10 million dollars.

He said while homes have been lost and families have been affected, the season so far hasn’t been as...

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