Here is a list and map of the 20 largest wildfires currently burning in Montana.
As of Monday, September 4th, an estimated 883,000 acres have burned in Montana this fire season. By way of comparison: Montana is about 94 million square acres. In terms of square miles: Montana is about 147,000 square miles; the fires this season have burned about 1,380 square miles.
More than 4,000 firefighters have been involved in the battle against the fires this season; two of them lost their lives fighting fires in western Montana.
The fires represented on the map below are all actively burning and have scorched at least 1,000 acres. There are several dozen smaller fires currently burning in Montana that are not included in this map.
Recent fires that have been completely extinguished, are not actively burning, and/or do not pose a threat to lives or homes, are not included. Those fires are no longer being updated on Inciweb, a website which provides information and updates on wildfires across the state. One example is the Lodgepole Complex Fire, which burned more than 270,000 acres in central/eastern Montana several weeks ago.
All data below is from Inciweb and Interagency Dispatch Centers as of 3 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017.
Click on a fire icon below to see the name and current acreage of each fire.