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Fire managers lift fire restrictions

News from the CSKT Division of Fire RONAN — Effective immediately, fire managers across the Flathead Indian Reservation have rescinded Stage I Fire Restrictions. Widespread precipitation has lowered the fire danger to Moderate and has provided much needed relief for firefighters across western Mon...

Applications for grants now accepted

News from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is now accepting applications for grants through the Montana Forest Action Plan to reduce wildfire risk and improve forest health on state, private, county and Tribal lands, and on federal...

Fire updates

News from the CSKT Division of Fire LAKE COUNTY — As of 9 a.m. Monday morning, the Garceau Fire ten air miles west of Polson is estimated at 6,724 acres and is 85% contained. There are no evacuations and no structures threated at this time. Please be aware of fire traffic when in the Windy Gap are...

CSKT Division of Fire shares updates CSKT Division of Fire shares updates

News from the CSKT Division of Fire LAKE COUNTY — As of Sunday evening, Aug. 21, the Garceau fire is 6,724 acres and 33% contained. 340 personnel are working on the fire, led by Local Type 3 organization, and Incident Commander Darrell Clairmont. There are no evacuations and there are no struct...

Fire Danger is extreme

News from the CKST Division of Fire RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes fire danger.  The Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger is at Extreme. Fuel moistures are low due to high temperatures and low relative humi...

State of the Tribes discusses impact of climate change on forest fires State of the Tribes discusses impact of climate change on forest fires

“There is going to be a lot more fire on the landscape,” said Tribal Chairman Tom McDonald, who delivered the annual State of the Tribes address last Wednesday to the Polson Chamber of Commerce. He spoke as two fires were blistering the Flathead Reservation – one of which has consumed at le...

Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained

ELMO — As of Sunday, July 31, a wildland fire burning along Montana Hwy. 28 has burned more than 10,923 acres northwest of Elmo. The Elmo Fire was discovered Friday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Big Draw north of Hwy. 28. An evacuation order was issued for Chief Cliff estates (about three dozen homes...

Fire Danger is HIGH on the Flathead Indian Reservation

News from The Division of Fire RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes fire danger. The Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger is at High.   Although no restrictions are in place at this time, the extended forecast...

What to know about smoke and health this summer

MONTANA — When wildfire smoke billows from its source and lingers in the air, the haze brings coughs and questions for many Montana residents. Among them: How should I interpret air quality ratings? How does smoke affect my indoor air quality? Is it safe to walk my dog or head out for a hike today? ...

Pay, support for increases for wildland firefighters

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — The Biden Administration announced on June 21 new pay raises and support for the wildland firefighter workforce for the next two years. The funding will come from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which Senator Jon Te...


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