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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Small wildland fire burns near Hot Springs Small wildland fire burns near Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – The Mission Valley made it through what is normally the hottest, driest periods of the summer with relatively few burns, although a small fire did start last week. The Welcome 1002 fire started on Sept. 2 and grew to 60 acres. The fire slowly burned grass and timber 2.5 miles southwest...

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...

Polson Rural Fire District receives funds for new equipment Polson Rural Fire District receives funds for new equipment

POLSON – Polson Rural Fire membership representatives presented a check to the Polson Rural Fire District Friday morning to help purchase a new 2,500-gallon tactical tender truck recently added to the district’s firefighting fleet. A press statement released by the Polson Rural Fire Membership...

Public invited to fire management demo

News from Montana West Economic Development KALISPELL — On Saturday, Sept. 7, at mile marker 9 on Highway 35 on the east shore of Flathead Lake, beginning at 11:30 a.m., the newly-formed US division of Fire and Flood Emergency Services is inviting the public to a free demonstration to witness thei...

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 fund nearly doubled heading into wildfire season Fire fund nearly doubled heading into wildfire season

News from the Governor’s Office  MONTANA – Gov. Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s fire fund will be nearly doubled to $66.5 million, up from $36 million, heading into the wildfire season. “Montanans can rest assured that due to strong fiscal management by the state o...

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...

Ronan Seniors for July 31, 2019

RONAN — The summer is turning quite smoky. I hope everyone is staying safe. Please remember to check up on the elderly as the smoke can be very dangerous for people with breathing problems.  Our monthly board meetings have been changed from the first Monday of each month to the first Friday of ...

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...


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