Fire season in Montana has been pretty manageable so far . . .
Despite the smoke and occasional buzz of an air tanker, the 2013 fire season in Montana has been quiet, historically speaking.
Eleven fires totaling 35,220 acres remain active in the state, all but two of them burning west of the Continental Divide.
Across Montana, 48,637 acres have burned this year, according to the Northern Rockies Coordination Center. The center lists nearly 690 human-caused fires, which have burned about 15,000 acres statewide. Around 380 lightning fires have burned nearly 34,000 acres.