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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Fireworks start blaze, claim home Fireworks start blaze, claim home

  UPDATED JULY 3 RONAN — A young child playing with fireworks sent a Ronan home up in flames June 30 and left a family homeless just before a county-wide ban on the novelties went into place. “He lit one, threw it into a bush, the bush caught fire and awa...

Fireworks banned in Lake County, Flathead Reservation

LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration and notice that discharge of all fireworks, outside of previously approved permits issued by the appropriate authorities, are banned immediately in Lake County due to severe drought conditions. The ban specifically...

Commissioners to issue fireworks ban

POLSON — Lake County Commissioners and emergency services officials met Monday morning to discuss the current fire hazard situation due to  recent warm weather and lack of moisture.  As of press time, commissioners were seriously considering a fireworks ban for the entire county. Whether t...

Fire claims structure Fire claims structure

  RONAN – Fire crews were battling a structure fire Tuesday afternoon north of the intersection of Beaverhead Lane and Terrace Lake Road. When Ronan Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene about around 3:30 p.m., flames and smoke had entirely engulfed the apartment and substantial wind bl...

Dry weather raises fire danger

A wild fire started on west Finley Point on the evening of June 21, but the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire jumped on it and continued efforts on Monday, with a helicopter dumping water on the flames, two fire trucks on site and firefighters working on the blaze.  “The ...

Fireman’s picnic is this weekend

ST. IGNATIUS – St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department firefighters heat up the grill this week for their annual picnic and auction on Saturday, June 27, at the Old Town Field to make money to help supplement the department’s budget.  “This is the 21st year we are having the picnic,&...

Burning season canceled as dry conditions raise fire danger Burning season canceled as dry conditions raise fire danger

A wild fire started on west Finley Point Sunday evening, but the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire jumped on it and continued efforts on Monday, with a helicopter dumping water on the flames, two fire trucks on site and firefighters working on the blaze.  “The fire’...

Arlee volunteer to receive state award Arlee volunteer to receive state award

ARLEE – Drew Hendrickson is being singled out as the Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Provider of the Year for the State of Montana, although he humbly believes the award should go to the entire Arlee Volunteer Ambulance Department, including the Volunteer Fire Department. “It’s a te...

May is Wildfire Awareness Month

News from the Governor’s Office of Community Service  HELENA — Communities, families and organizations are urged to join together in May to become more prepared for wildfire season. May has been designated as Wildfire Awareness Month, and the purpose is to raise awareness about wildland f...

Prescribed burns benefit wildlife habitat Prescribed burns benefit wildlife habitat

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Natural Resources Department RONAN — Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And where there’s fire, at least on a Tribal Wildlife Management Program wildlife habitat restoration land, there’s usually a prescribed burn &...


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