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Articles with the Tag: Fire

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 &...

Firefighter charged with felony arson

LAKE COUNTY — A Confederated Salish and Kootenai firefighter is being charged with felony arson for allegedly starting seven forest fires in the summer of 2014. A tip from a fellow firefighter began an investigation in which Phillip Cody Haynes, unknown age and residence, told a Lake County Sheriff&...

Control your burn

News from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Spring burning season is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light up this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Burn early in the day a...

Arlee celebrates 101 years of dedicated service Arlee celebrates 101 years of dedicated service

News from the Arlee Volunteer Fire Department ARLEE — At the recent Arlee Volunteer Firemen’s Banquet three men were recognized for their many years of service to the community, including, from left, Gary Drye, 30 years; Drew Hendrickson, 37 years; and Kelly Wolcott, 34 years. The banquet w...

Big Arm fire burns 5 acres

BIG ARM — With flame lengths spiking to 10 feet due to a gusty wind, a fire near Walking Horse Lane burned approximately five acres on Saturday.  The caller who notified dispatch at 11 p.m. heard eight or nine explosions “and now there’s a big fire,” she said, according to Joh...

Space junk possible explanation for Big Arm fire Space junk possible explanation for Big Arm fire

BIG ARM — Reports about space debris falling from a Chinese satellite’s rocket body over the Western United States fueled one man’s curiosity about a fire near Walking Horse Lane at 11 p.m. Saturday. A Big Arm resident and volunteer firefighter, Matt Sisler responded to the fire with 15 ...


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