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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Fire burns People’s Center, suspect found deceased inside Fire burns People’s Center, suspect found deceased inside

PABLO – Flames engulfed the People’s Center on Sunday night where the rich cultural artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people were housed. “We lost a room full of the stories and belongings of our ancestors, but they are still in our hearts, and we will pick up th...

Briefs for Sept. 9, 2020

DPHHS to receive nearly $6M in pandemic relief funds  News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY – To help offset costs incurred through Montana’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will receive $5,713,6...

Two fires west of Ronan could be caused by arson

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Two fires by Sloan’s Bridge, 12 miles west of Ronan, are under investigation and suspicious in nature. Initially reported on Thursday, Aug. 13, Sloan fire number one was at 94 acres and Sloan number two fire was at 90 acres as of Friday, Aug. 14. &n...

Hunters should check for closures

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Several wildfires are active in Montana, and this can affect land access for hunters in some areas.  Wildfire activity can change rapidly, and some fires may limit public access to roads and areas of public land. Wildfires can also cause...

Bird Island closed due to wildfire Bird Island closed due to wildfire

News from FWP FLATHEAD LAKE — Bird Island on Flathead Lake, near Finley Point, closed to public access due to wildfire danger last week. A wildfire was actively burning on the island, creating unsafe fire conditions with hazardous trees. These safety concerns pose threats to public safety, and ...

Magpie Rock Fire contained at 75 percent

News from the CSKT Division of Fire DIXON – Firefighters continued to focus on a heavy mop-up operation on the Magpie Rock Fire on Sunday, Aug. 9.  The fire burned 3,539 acres and is 75 percent contained as of Sunday. Crews are utilizing engines, water tenders and hose lays. One hundred an...

Fire season begins on Flathead Reservation Fire season begins on Flathead Reservation

 FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The local fire season is a bit late this year, but it managed to spark in late July amidst a global pandemic. “It was predicted that we would have an above normal fire season, but it’s late this year,” said C.T. Camel, Confederated Salish and Kootenai D...

Fire destroys Polson home Fire destroys Polson home

POLSON – Crumpled metal and charred wood are all that remain of a mobile home destroyed by fire late Wednesday evening, July 15. Around 11 p.m., the Lake County 911 Dispatch Center received a call for a report of a structure fire on the 900 block of 7th Street East. Polson Fire Department Assistant ...

Outdoor burning by permits closed, fire danger remains moderate

News from CSKT Division of Fire   FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire have restricted debris burning, outdoor burning, that started on July 1. People who burned this spring should go check on their piles to make sure...

Burn backyard debris safely

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Spring is 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 urge landowners to follow safe...


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