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Articles with the Tag: Fire

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...

Protect home from fire by clearing debris, creating space between trees, stuctures

  LAKE COUNTY — Extremely dry conditions in Lake County combined with threatening winds and lightning from summer storms prompt a reminder for homeowners to create a defensible space and increase the odds of saving their house in the event of wildfire. “There’s a bunch of litt...

Large fires erupt on west side of reservation, smaller ones on east side Large fires erupt on west side of reservation, smaller ones on east side

  RONAN – Six new fires were sparked by lightning on the Flathead Reservation on Friday, including three large ones near Ferry Basin and two smaller ones in the Mission Mountains. According to Division of Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel, the Melton One Fire, near Melton Ranch in Hot Sp...

Tribes respond to Pablo fire Tribes respond to Pablo fire

  RONAN — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire and Ronan Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene of a fire in a wooded and residential area Thursday afternoon. Planes dropped retardant on the blaze in Pablo off Kennedy Drive that was reported around 2:30 p.m. ...


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