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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Firefighters flip stacks of jacks Firefighters flip stacks of jacks

ARLEE – Hundreds of people filled the old firehouse throughout the morning to attend the Fireman’s Picnic Breakfast on the Fourth of July. “We served about 600 cups of coffee,” Arlee Volunteer Fire Chief Dane Morigeau said. He estimated that about 1,600 pancakes were served, usuall...

Fire burns over Ravalli Hill Fire burns over Ravalli Hill

ST. IGNATIUS – Fire burned hot through the brush on Ravalli Hill starting along U.S. Highway 93 on Thursday, June 30, at about 6 p.m. “The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” CSKT Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel said from the scene in a phone interview. Flames grew ...

Summer wildfire season requires preparation

News from AAA MountainWest  HELENA – With the region’s mild winter, wild fire season is starting early this year. As of April 18, there are more than 1 million acres nationwide that have been lost to wildfires, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. While it is impossible to p...

May is Wildfire Awareness month

News from KeepGreen.org MONTANA — All residents throughout Montana are encouraged to participate in Wildfire Awareness Month this May. The purpose is to raise awareness about wildland fire safety, community preparedness, hazardous fuels mitigation, and fire prevention. Residents in areas with a p...

Quick response clears black plume, smothers flames Quick response clears black plume, smothers flames

Thousands of shredded tires burning in a deep pit were extinguished over the weekend in a cooperative group effort. The fire at Tire Depot along U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo was called in at 5:34 a.m. Friday, April 8, according to Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods. “One deputy who checked on it said th...

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...


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