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Articles with the Tag: Fire season

Fire fund doubled to reach statutory max for first time in history

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that the fire fund has doubled to its statutory maximum and that the state of Montana is well equipped to manage the uncertainty ahead created by the pandemic due to sufficient budget reserves of over $600 milli...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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