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...