2018 Montana wildfires
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|2018 Montana wildfires|
Reynolds Lake Fire, July 19
|Date(s)||June, 2018 –|
The 2018 wildfire season in Montana began around June, 2018.
The Highway 37 Fire is a fire above Montana Highway 37 west of Libby, Montana at , near a Superfund site which is a former vermiculite mine. It was spotted on July 19. Firefighters needed to wear respirators to protect themselves from exposure to asbestos mixed with duff and bark by mining operations and mobilized by the fire.
The Reynolds Lake Fire, caused by lightning on July 17, straddles the Bitterroot National Forest and Salmon-Challis National Forest southwest of Darby, Montana at . It reached over 1,000 acres (400 ha) in extent by July 22.
- Highway 37 Fire, US Forest Service InciWeb, accessed 2018-07-23
- July 20 fire Roundup, Montana Public Radio
- Fire burning near northwestern Montana vermiculite mine, Associated Press, July 20, 2018 – via Bozeman Daily Chronicle
- Reynolds Lake Fire, US Forest Service InciWeb, accessed 2018-07-23
- "Little growth on Montana wildfires", The Missoulian, July 22, 2018 – via The Montana Standard (Butte, Montana)