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Mother Nature’s in control: A look at fire season

Fire season has always been at the mercy of Mother Nature, and this season is proving to be no different.

The state as a whole is seeing dryer, hotter summer temperatures than in previous years, but west of the continental divide has the worst conditions, according to Bob Hoenisch, incident meteorologist and fire weather program leader out of Great Falls.

Fire season returning to normal in SW Montana

The hazy skies in Madison County are the product of various fires burning across Oregon, Washington, Northern California, the Idaho panhandle and near Missoula. Now, Southwest Montana may be joining other parts of the region and entering a more active fire season than it has experienced in the last few months.