Evening Newscast: Wednesday, September 6

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Authorities report no serious injuries after a tour bus collided with an oil field truck in southwest Wyoming.

Montana environmental regulators have granted a wastewater discharge permit for a company that wants to bottle drinking water east of Kalispell.

Evacuations were lifted today on the East Fork Fire burning south of Havre.

The Hill County Sheriff’s Department allowed people back into their homes on Sucker Creek Road and Taylor road. Around twenty people were under the evacuation orders.

The 21,000 acre blaze is 85 percent contained and not expected to spread. Last week it destroyed five cabins and five outbuildings as it burned across a mix of private and federal lands in Blaine and Hill counties and the Rocky Boy’s reservation.

The Sartin Draw fire northeast of Ashland is now 100 percent contained.


A private company that had previously allowed public use of its lands in northwest Montana announced yesterday that it would no longer do so due to extreme fire danger.


Firefighting crews have gotten a little smaller as happens every fall when college students leave the fire lines for school.


A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close.

Montana wildlife officials say people trying to take photos of two young bear cubs ended up separating them from their mother.