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Ravalli County, Montana

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In the summer of 2016, the Roaring Lion fire destroyed 8,500 acres across western Montana. Fighting the blaze, which required nine helicopters and 735 firefighters and other personnel, cost $11 million. Yet even as climate change is making forest fires more common and more severe, federal funding for the Forest Service, which helps fight and prevent fires, has not increased, and people in Montana are still building homes in high risk areas. Frank Mogan, a contractor, builds a fence around a home only half a mile from where firefighters finally managed to stop Roaring Lion’s flames.

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