A Lockwood man was transported to Billings Clinic with severe burns on his legs after a propane leak caused an explosion in his camper Tuesday morning, according to the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office.
The man had woken up to the smell of propane. He shut off a gas tank outside the camper before trying to light his wood stove, Cpl. Rich Hoffman said. Propane still in the camper then ignited, causing a small explosion and extensive burns on his legs, he said.
The explosion was reported shortly before 10 a.m.
The man's next-door neighbor, Donna Kennedy, said she called 911 to report the explosion after hearing what sounded like a large firework going off.
Malta City Volunteer Firefighters continue mop-up work on Dixie Moore's Malta home on Central Avenue last Monday morning, November 13. None of the three people how at the time were injured in the blaze, but the home has been deemed a total loss.
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In October, Susie Watson decided to host a bake sale to help raise funds for the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.
That one sold out in four hours, so she decided to host another one on Tuesday at North 40.
Watson says she understands the sacrifices these firefighters make because she used to be one.
This is just one way for Watson to thank all the firefighters who helped during such a stressful fire season.
People and organizations have so far donated more than $500,000 to the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.
The money from the fund will be allocated to volunteer fire departments, fire districts, and communities or individuals impacted by the recent wildfire season.
The fund was created by MTN and the Montana Community Foundation to help organizations, first responders, and communities affected by the 2017 wildfire season.
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Region One of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has completed the public review process for the West Kootenai Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Fire Salvage Project Draft EA.
FWP proposes to conduct a timber salvage project on 506 acres of the West Kootenai WMA. The proposed project would include the use of mechanized timber harvest to remove merchantable fire-killed
timber, as well as associated road maintenance work and reclamation activities. The WMA is located near the community of West Kootenai and about 6.5 miles north of Rexford, Montana, in Lincoln County (T37N, R28W, S3, 4, & 10).
The draft was out for a 14-day public review through 5 p.m., Nov. 8, 2017, with 34 comments received. All the comments were supportive of Alternative B.
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