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CSKT thanks fire departments for support at People’s Center fire

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire along with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes would like to thank the area volunteer fire departments for their response to the People’s Center fire last Sunday...

Sheriff’s report: man who saved other from fiery crash honored Sheriff’s report: man who saved other from fiery crash honored

 News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell  LAKE COUNTY — Lake County citizens aided in helping law enforcement with two incidents last week that deserve gratitude.  On Aug. 16, at around 1:10 p.m., a two-vehicle crash occurred at mile marker 41 on U.S. Highway 93.   A Dodge...

Aircraft assist ground crew in Finley Lake Fire suppression Aircraft assist ground crew in Finley Lake Fire suppression

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – While the mountains have been intermittently cloaked in smoke, it hasn’t been an unusually busy local fire season.  According to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ fire management specialist C.T. Camel, most of the smoke visible in the area is from f...

Two fires west of Ronan could be caused by arson

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Two fires by Sloan’s Bridge, 12 miles west of Ronan, are under investigation and suspicious in nature. Initially reported on Thursday, Aug. 13, Sloan fire number one was at 94 acres and Sloan number two fire was at 90 acres as of Friday, Aug. 14. &n...

Magpie Rock Fire contained at 75 percent

News from the CSKT Division of Fire DIXON – Firefighters continued to focus on a heavy mop-up operation on the Magpie Rock Fire on Sunday, Aug. 9.  The fire burned 3,539 acres and is 75 percent contained as of Sunday. Crews are utilizing engines, water tenders and hose lays. One hundred an...

Fire season begins on Flathead Reservation Fire season begins on Flathead Reservation

 FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The local fire season is a bit late this year, but it managed to spark in late July amidst a global pandemic. “It was predicted that we would have an above normal fire season, but it’s late this year,” said C.T. Camel, Confederated Salish and Kootenai D...

Clear Creek Fire dwindles after burning 345 acres

News from CSKT Division of Fire PERMA – The Clear Creek Fire began on Wednesday, July 22, and burned 345 acres located 1.5 miles north of the Perma Bridge, along U.S. Highway 382, before settling down with minimal activity. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire rep...

Open burning ends May 1

News from CSKT Division of Fire   FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Open spring debris burning is coming to a close. On May 1, a burn permit will be needed to conduct debris burns, and applications are available at csktfire.org.   Remember to be careful when burning and pay attention to the weath...

Outdoor burning closes

News from CSKT Division of Fire Prevention   Flathead Indian Reservation outdoor burning is closed for the winter season. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire Prevention program would like to let the public know that debris burning closed on Nov. 30.  Open debris...

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...


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