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Gov. Bullock Declares State Of Emergency In MT

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MISSOULA -

Governor Steve Bullock declares a state of emergency in the Treasure State due to the wildfire conditions.

At a briefing held Monday in Missoula, fire officials from across the state told Governor Bullock their resources are stretched thin because of the growing number of wildfires. They said the dry, hot weather conditions are only making the fires grow, so fire officials are asking for all the help the can get.

The state of emergency declaration allows Governor Bullock to recruit the National Guard to come help fight the fires.

"It's making sure we end up having the resources and the assets necessary, so that may not change outcome of this fire, but we want to make sure everything I can do at state level to make sure people on the ground working, have the resources they need, we'll continue to do," Governor Bullock said.

Fire officials ask everyone to be extra cautious with any source of ignition to prevent any more human caused fires.

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