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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Outdoor burning closed July 1, fire danger level moderate

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire have restricted debris burning (outdoor burning) starting on Monday, July 1. The fire danger level is at a moderate level at this time.  Con...

Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home

ST. IGNATIUS – St. Ignatius Police Chief Matthew Connelly believes arson was the reason a house at 314 Diamond Street filled with flames and smoke during the morning of Wednesday, June 26. The house was for sale at the time of the fire and no one was in the structure.   Connelly said he was at ...

Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted

LAKE COUNTY — It’s starting to feel like summer in Montana – the weather is warm and skies have been smoky.  This spring, some early season smoke in the area came from local prescribed burns intended to reduce flammable materials in forests. Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel sai...

Permits needed for spring debris burning

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Spring burning season by permit is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this June, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is the numbe...

Ronan firefighters respond to vehicle fire at store Ronan firefighters respond to vehicle fire at store

RONAN – Giles Gordon didn’t expect his day to get smoking hot on Monday, June 3. He was simply going to the grocery store and ended up visiting with firefighters and a police officer in the grocery store parking lot. During the noon hour, he got into his 2000 Ford Explorer and drove north, abo...

CSKT spring debris burning information shared

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RERVATION – Spring burning season is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is...

May is official wildfire awareness month

News from Montana DNRC MONTANA – The governors of Montana and ten other Western states have proclaimed May as Wildfire Awareness Month. Fire prevention agencies and organizations across the state invite all Montanans to participate.  Spring is an ideal time to raise awareness about how we ...

Burn backyard debris safely

News from CSKT   FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — May is Wildfire Awareness month, the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat.  As you begin spring cleanup, if burning is the only option to dispose of woody material, fire officials ur...

Spring debris burning opens May 1

News from CSKT Division of Fire   FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Spring burning season is finally here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wil...

UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation

News from University of Montana MISSOULA – As forest managers increasingly see less natural regeneration of low-elevation tree species and increased mortality in planted seedlings, reforestation needs are outpacing the ability of managers to respond. Three University of Montana researchers rece...


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