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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Tire fire spreads smoke across valley Tire fire spreads smoke across valley

PABLO — Using a clay material, bulldozers are attempting to cover a fire burning in a deep pit full of used and shredded rubber tires as black smoke continues to spread throughout the Mission and Flathead Valleys. The fire at Tire Depot along U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo was called in at 5:34 a.m. ...

Large wood pile fire sparks second fire Large wood pile fire sparks second fire

ST. IGNATIUS – Sparks from a large burn pile flew onto a stack of hay on Wednesday, March 16, just before 4 p.m. and caught it on fire. The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department responded to the haystack fire at a sawmill on 60136 Foothill Rd. The haystacks were owned by the folks burning the wood ...

Fire destroys business Fire destroys business

RONAN – A dark gray cloud of smoke rolled out of S&S Sports on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 43 on Monday, March 14, a little after 1 p.m.  The business was closed like usual on a Monday afternoon, and the gates surrounding the business were locked. Mark Trim saw the smoke and headed tow...

Fire destroys business Fire destroys business

RONAN – A dark gray cloud of smoke rolled out of S&S Sports on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 43 on Monday, March 14, at about 1 p.m.   The business was closed like usual on a Monday afternoon, and the gates surrounding the business were locked. Mark Trim saw the smoke and headed towar...

Tribes fight two new fires on reservation

News from Division of Fire, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD RESEVATION — The Flathead Reservation had two fires Monday, Oct. 12.  Both fires were started from unattended campfires, according to C.T. Camel, fire management specialist. The first was the Dryfork Fire west of Lonep...

Firefighters teach safety to students Firefighters teach safety to students

News from Polson Rural Fire Department POLSON — In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, Polson Rural District paid visits to Valley View School and Mission Valley Christian Academy last week to work with the students on fire safety. The theme of Fire Prevention Week this year is smoke detectors. The...

Spontaneous combustion Spontaneous combustion

Polson Rural Fire kept busy on Friday, Oct. 9, responding to two brush fires and one motor vehicle accident. Above, firefighers fight a fire on Hillcrest Drive Friday afternoon, discovered by the homeowner when she returned home and found a large brush pile in her backyard in flames. Polson Rural Fire respon...

Open burning began Oct. 1

News from CSKT  Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Division of Fire would like to let the public know that open debris burning began on the Flathead Reservation Oct. 1. You do not need a burn permit from Oct. 1-Nov. 30. The current fire danger on the Flathead Reservation is moderate...

Fire season wraps up with new sign Fire season wraps up with new sign

RONAN – Just as the fire season is winding down, the Confederated Salish Kootenai Division of Fire found time to replace the old fire danger sign on the corner of Main Street and U.S. Highway 93.  The old sign reached fire danger levels this year that hadn’t been seen in the 30 years it w...

Montana FSA: USDA offers help to farmers and ranchers affected by fire

News from the United States Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington State that USDA has programs to assist with their recovery eff...


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