Lightning is being blamed for sparking at least five small fires in the Bitterroot National Forest.
On Friday, Flathead Fire Management officials met to discuss the severity of this year’s fire season.
People across large areas of Montana woke up to smoke-filled skies on Friday morning, as smoke from large fires in Canada blew into the state.
According to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, it has been a quieter fire season than usual in the state so far.
Firefighters in Jefferson County do not expect a wildfire burning south of Boulder to grow.
A fire burning in the mountains south of Boulder is approximately 13 acres and 75 percent contained.
The fire has destroyed numerous private homes and structures, but there have been no reported injuries.
Crews are entering a mop-up stage for the Shellrock Fire while the 467 Trail Fire is 50 percent contained.
The Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park has now burned an estimated 7,835 acres
Bilton and his father tried to escape the flames in their rental car, but soon realized they were trapped.
People have come from near and far to spend part of their summer in Glacier National Park despite the smoky conditions.
Wildfires burning in Montana and other Western states has resulted in widespread hazy skies
Firefighters continue to make progress on the Shellrock and 467 Trail fires.
The teams from Missoula and other Montana cities have been fighting the Mendocino Complex fires.
The Howe Ridge Fire has burned an estimated 3,500 acres as of Saturday, August 18; there have been no reported injuries.