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Young bear sparks wildfire

Power pole-climbing bruin perishes after starting small blaze


August 13, 2020

In the ironies of ironies, a small bear started a wildfire on Smokey Bear’s 76th birthday Sunday.

That young bear, who obviously did not heed Smokey’s fire prevention message, climbed a power poll outside of Ravalli and was promptly electrocuted, which at the very least put an end to his fir...

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