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Articles with the Tag: CSKT Division of Fire

May is Wildfire Awareness Month: prepare, prevent, protect

News from CSKT Division of Fire More than 1.3 million acres burned across Montana in 2017; making it one of the most significant wildfire years in history. While wildfires can occur at any time of the year, the majority of wildfires in Montana occur between May and September of each year.  May i...

Review debris burning checklist Review debris burning checklist

News from CSKT Division of Fire Pre-burn checklist: Have you considered other alternatives to burning? Have you obtained your burn permit (required, May 1-June 30)? Have you checked the weather forecast (forecasted winds)? Have you checked to see if it is a “Burn or No Burn Day” by calling...

Firefighters battle two fires on windy day

POLSON — Oct. 17 was a very windy day and that led to a busy day for Polson Rural and other area fire departments as they battled two separate fires west and northwest of Polson.  Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser said the Binger Fire was reported at 1 p.m. followed by the Irvine Flats Fire...

Target shooters, hunters should take precautions to avoid starting fires

News from CSKT Division of Fire The CS&KT Division of Fire reminds the public to be safe when hunting and target shooting by being aware of dry grasses and wildfire safety. Hunters or target shooters can accidentally spark a wildfire. Follow these simple guidelines: - Avoid shooting into rocks...

Briefs for Oct. 11, 2017

Marine Corps invites veterans and public to celebrate birthday News from the Polson VFW POLSON – The Marine Corps 242nd Birthday Celebration with silent auction and dinner will be held on Friday, November 10, at the Polson VFW Post, upstairs.  Proceeds from the silent auction will go ...

Fire danger low on Flathead Reservation

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Recent significant and widespread rain has resulted in a drop in the fire danger on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Division of Fire officials have dropped fire danger within CS&KT from moderate to low, the lowest level of fire danger.  Rece...

County official gives fire wrap up

POLSON – Steve Stanley gave an update on the fire season and also talked about some up-and-coming things in an address to the Lake County Pachyderm Club last week. Stanley, the county’s emergency management director, said 1,147 acres burned in the county this summer, the largest of which was t...

Briefs for Sept. 27, 2017

Road closure, opening update News from CSKT Division of FIre The Division of Fire would like to let the public know about the following road openings and closures: – South Fork Primitive Area is closed – North Fork road and Trailhead is open – Jocko Road is open &ndash...

Cool weather helps dampen area fires Cool weather helps dampen area fires

POLSON – A week of cooler temperatures combined with rain and snow at high elevations impacted the Liberty Fire last week, and more of the same forecast this week should continue to put a damper on things. Devlin Lafrombois, a fire prevention specialist with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Trib...

Firefighters escape entrapment

POLSON – Hot, dry conditions and increased wind speeds over the weekend posed a challenge for firefighters. Wind gusts over the weekend were 10-15 mph and 20 mph on ridge lines.   Sixteen firefighters on the Liberty fire were nearly trapped on Saturday evening from spot fires created by strong ...


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