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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

August 27, 2018

Montana at 1 p.m.

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MONTANA WILDFIRES

HELENA, Mont. — Much-needed rain fell across Montana on Monday and slowed the spread of a fire burning near the U.S.-Canada border enough for Canadian officials to lift an evacuation order issued last week for Waterton Lakes National Park. The rain has suppressed but not extinguished the 3-square-mile (8-square-kilometer) blaze burning in the northern part of Glacier National Park and threatening Waterton Lakes a year after another fire swept through the Alberta park. SENT: 364 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MCCAIN-FLAGS-MONTANA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says all flags flown in the state will be lowered for seven days to honor U.S. Sen. John McCain.

CHARITABLE TRUST-EVICTION FIGHT— The father of a girl who was the only survivor of one of the region’s most horrific crimes is facing eviction proceedings from the home built for his daughter by a charitable trust.

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