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Fire danger at highest Fire danger at highest

Polson Rural Fire District Chief John Fairchild thanked the Lake County Commissioners, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council, the City of Polson and all those who had a part in putting a ban on fireworks.   “Your combined efforts in placing the ban into effect had a large impact o...

Family left homeless by firework-ignited blaze Family left homeless by firework-ignited blaze

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 away it went,” Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary said. T...

Rural fireboard retains fire chief Rural fireboard retains fire chief

POLSON — With temperatures in the 90s, a ban on fireworks and worries about no moisture, fire is on everybody’s mind. The Polson Rural Fire District special meeting on July 1 was blazing, too, from the stifling temperature of the Fairgrounds Fire Station to the opinions of people attending. ...

West road closed due to fire danger

LAKE MARY RONAN — According to private property owners Mike and Marlo Maddy, the west road into Lake Mary Ronan has been closed because of high fire danger. The owners are working with local governments to decide when it might be most appropriate to re-open the road.  

Fire suppressed quickly Fire suppressed quickly

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire is mopping up a .3 acre fire that burned some tribal forestland earlier today near Blue Bay. The small fire was sparked by a saw in use by a lumber operation, and was quickly contained, according to Fire Information Officer Devlin LaFromb...

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 ...


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