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New fire truck on display at annual Charlo-Moise VFD fundraiser New fire truck on display at annual Charlo-Moise VFD fundraiser

News from Charlo / Moiese Fire Department CHARLO-MOIESE — The Charlo-Moiese Volunteer Fire Department would like to introduce a new piece of equipment to the department’s fleet of apparatus. In early September we took ownership of a new 2019 Freightliner pumper-tender combo.  The tru...

Early morning fire affects contents of 18 storage units Early morning fire affects contents of 18 storage units

POLSON — A fire in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 6, destroyed part of a building and the contents of several storage units at A&T Storage on North Reservoir Road.  According to Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser, a driver passing by called to report the fire at 3:01 a.m. When h...

Pablo garage destroyed in fire Pablo garage destroyed in fire

PABLO – Fire crews from multiple departments responded to a fire that destroyed a garage in Pablo late Tuesday morning, Dec. 10. Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary said crews were called to the scene of a structure fire on Courville Trail around 11:45 a.m. Clary explained that unfortunately the garage was ...

Fires cause permanent damage as weather warms Fires cause permanent damage as weather warms

Grass could soon replace the evergreens that blanket the base of the Mission Mountains, according to a new study. As summer weather gets hotter and dryer, ponderosa pines and Douglas fir seedlings in the northwest United States are less likely to survive to maturity, a study from the University of Montana...

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...

House fire leaves family in need House fire leaves family in need

Early Thursday morning, Christopher and Brandy Ellenwood and their three sons lost their Polson home to a house fire. Financial donations to help the family are being collected through a bank account at the Polson branch of the Whitefish Credit Union. Donation drop off spots have also been established at Sec...


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