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Articles with the Tag: Fire

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. ...

Two Pablo homes destroyed by Monday morning fire Two Pablo homes destroyed by Monday morning fire

RONAN — Two Pablo homes were lost in an early Monday morning fire that was reported just after midnight.  Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary said the Ronan department and Polson Fire Department responded to a blaze in Pablo on Second Avenue East that completely destroyed one vacant mobile home and par...

Storm sparks fires Storm sparks fires

LAKE COUNTY – A strong thunderstorm sparked wildfires and caused power outages across Lake County Monday evening.   Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire Prevention Technician Devlin LaFrombois said four fires were reported Monday evening and one was reported Tuesday ...

Firefighters battle Arlee blaze

ARLEE — A downed power line started a fire southeast of Arlee Sunday afternoon. Arlee Volunteer Fire Department and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire responded quickly to the blaze, reported around 4:30 p.m. along the power lines off South Couture Loop.  By 7:3...

Briefs for July 29, 2015

Shooting under investigation  RONAN — A juvenile was airlifted from St. Luke Community Hospital with serious injuries Saturday evening after being shot in the abdomen.  Sheriff Don Bell couldn’t release further details pending an ongoing investigation, but he said that the Ro...


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