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Articles with the Tag: CSKT Division of Fire

Fire Danger remains extreme on Flathead Reservation

RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Flathead Indian Reservation, that Stage II Fire Restrictions remain necessary. Even though many areas received wetting rains on Monday, associated with the passage of a cold front, the amount and duration of the rain was not enough...

Update: Garden Creek Fire now 50 percent contained Update: Garden Creek Fire now 50 percent  contained

HOT SPRINGS – According to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire officials, the Garden Creek Fire which grew to more than 2,000 acres is 50 percent contained and moved from a Type 3 to a Type 4 incident over the weekend.   The July 27 lightning sparked wildfire burning two mi...

Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres

HOT SPRINGS – The lightning sparked Garden Creek wildfire burning in Sanders County, two miles northwest of Hot Springs, has scorched roughly 2,500 acres and is 20 percent contained as of Monday morning according to fire managers. On Friday morning, fire managers for the CSKT Division of Fire held a...

Mountain fire swiftly knocked out Mountain fire swiftly knocked out

ST. IGNATIUS – A helicopter pilot with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire flew toward a smoke plume coming off the mountainside five miles east of town in the tribal wilderness area on Tuesday afternoon.  The pilot hovered the aircraft over an irrigation ditch a few miles sou...

Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight Garden Creek Fire Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight  Garden Creek Fire

RONAN – Friday was the first day that Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) stationed at the Ronan Airport were used to drop fire retardant in an attempt to rein in the Garden Creek fire. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in a rocky, remote area two miles northwest of Hot Springs. SEATs have a speed...

Briefs for July 18, 2018

Permit burning closed, campers urged to use caution News from CSKT Division of Fire The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire wants to remind the public that outdoor burning by permit has been closed since June 30. It will remain closed until the end of fire season.  The ...

Briefs for July 4, 2108

Open burning season closes News from CSKT Division of Fire PABLO — The Division of Fire Prevention program would like to let the public know that debris burning by permit closed June 30th on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Open burning re-opens on Oct. 1.  Please call C.T. Camel at the ...

Briefs for May 23, 2018

FWP to meet in Polson News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks POLSON — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet Wednesday, May 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Polson City Library. Board Chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend.  The board is co...

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...


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