Gianforte Declares Wildland Fire State of Emergency in Montana
July 21, 2021
Governor Greg Gianforte today issued an executive order declaring a statewide wildland fire emergency in Montana.
“Montana faces critical fire conditions that pose significant threats to our communities, infrastructure, first responders, and way of life,” Gov. Gianforte said. “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.”
As of July 14, nearly 1,400 wildland fires have burned over 141,000 acres in Montana. Of these fi...