Gov. Brian Schweitzer declared a state of emergency amid wildfires, including one northeast of Missoula that has crept to within a mile of several homes and destroyed at least one.
Higher humidity and clouds were helping firefighters contain that nearly 28-square-mile blaze, which began Friday and rapidly grew, leading to evacuation orders for about 200 homes. A fire spokesman estimated containment at zero percent, "only because there isn't a lower number."A fire in northwestern Montana in the Flathead National Forest prompted evacuation of about 50 homes.