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Articles with the Tag: Fire

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...

Polson Rural Fire seeks discussion on split

POLSON — During their business meeting on Sept. 10, one of the items the Polson Rural Fire District discussed was the split between the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District.  Polson Rural received a letter on Sept. 2 from Shrives. In the letter from Shrives, he said no m...

Briefs for Sept. 16

  Public encouraged to recognize officers, participate in ‘Blue Ribbon Season ’   News from the City of Polson With the recent wave of shootings of police officers and many tragic officer deaths, the City of Polson, the Polson Chamber of Commerce and local ...

Smoke in the valley Smoke  in the valley

Smoke from wildfires across Washington and Idaho drifted into the Mission Valley throughout the past weeks, bringing very unhealthy conditions and causing several outdoor sporting activities to be cancelled or postponed in Lake County. Saturday’s blood red sun, above, caused an eerie glow in the smo...

Finley Point fire destroys cabin

FINLEY POINT — A structure fire on North Finley Point Road fully engulfed a cabin and a nearby pump house at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, according to Finley Point Fire Chief Rob Morigeau.  The fire was in Ralph Campbell’s lake cabin and two grandchildren were staying in the buildin...

Grassfire causes evacuation of animal shelter Grassfire causes evacuation of animal shelter

POLSON — Fourteen dogs and 32 cats and kittens were evacuated from the Mission Valley Animal Shelter Friday afternoon when a grassfire threatened the structure on Reservoir Road in Polson. Shortly after 4 p.m. high winds felled a large tree across the road west of the shelter, taking power lines dow...


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