US House Candidate Visits Lockwood Fire - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

US House Candidate Visits Lockwood Fire

Posted: Updated:
LOCKWOOD -

Lockwood firefighters say they believe it's going to be a mild fire season based on current conditions.

US House candidate John Lewis visited the Lockwood fire station to discuss rural fire prevention and the fire season outlook. Firefighters say the moisture right now is above average. But they've been removing fire fuels around homes in Emerald Hills.

"It not only protects the homeowner and their home but it also protects the firefighters,” said Captain Robert Guenther with Lockwood Fire. “Firefighters look for houses that we can fall back to if the fire gets extreme and it'll save our lives as well as theirs.”

Lewis has been touring the state recognizing first responders.

"A lot of firefighting costs are on the back end especially with wildfires and I’m trying to highlight that a lot of prevention work on the front end can reduce cuts on the back end,” Lewis said.

Lewis toured Emerald Hills to see the areas that were burned two years ago.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:56 GMT
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
  • Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:03 GMT
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
  • Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:47:19 GMT
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.