Gov. Gianforte declares statewide wildland fire emergency

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte declared a statewide wildland fire emergency in Montana Wednesday, July 14.

“Montana faces critical fire conditions that pose significant threats to our communities, infrastructure, first responders, and way of life,” Gov. Gianforte said in a release from his office. “As our firefighters battle active fires across the state with more to come, this executive order helps ensure they have the suppression resources, supplies, and fuel they need to safely and aggressively respond.”