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Articles with the Tag: CSKT Division of Fire

Wildfire season slow this year due to weather, human caution

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – In recent years, Mission Valley residents have come to expect a thick blanket of smoke covering the region by late August.  This year’s blue skies are courtesy of a reduced number of human-started fires and timely precipitation, according to C.T. Camel, who is the C...

Fire danger lowered, debris burning closed

News from CSKT  After recent widespread rain, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire officials are reporting lower fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation, and the fire danger rating has been lowered to high, effective immediately.   The move does not i...

Fire danger 'very high'

News from CSKT Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire officials have determined fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to be Very High.   Recent days have been extremely hot and dry with little to no moisture, causing vegetation and grasses to cure. This fine...

Moss Ranch fire continues to burn near Ronan Moss Ranch fire continues to burn near Ronan

RONAN–Lightning sparked a fire on July 23 that is burning grass and timber 14 miles southwest of Ronan, just west of the Flathead River. A local type three incident management team is managing the blaze with 170 personnel assigned to the fire.  By July 26, the fire had grown to 450 acres and wa...

Lightning sparks Arlee fire

ARLEE – The Arlee Northwest Fire burned on a grassy hillside located two and a half miles northwest of town. On July 9, the fire was 20 percent contained and had covered 24 acres. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Division of Fire began fire suppression efforts with an objective: to cr...

Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted

LAKE COUNTY — It’s starting to feel like summer in Montana – the weather is warm and skies have been smoky.  This spring, some early season smoke in the area came from local prescribed burns intended to reduce flammable materials in forests. Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel sai...

Permits needed for spring debris burning

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Spring burning season by permit is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this June, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is the numbe...

CSKT spring debris burning information shared

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RERVATION – Spring burning season is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is...

Burn backyard debris safely

News from CSKT   FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — May is Wildfire Awareness month, the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat.  As you begin spring cleanup, if burning is the only option to dispose of woody material, fire officials ur...

Spring debris burning opens May 1

News from CSKT Division of Fire   FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Spring burning season is finally here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wil...


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