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Reynolds Creek Fire 30 percent contained

Reynolds Creek Fire  30 percent contained    News from the National Park Service GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — As of Monday morning, the Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park was 30 percent contained, with more than 3,200 acres reported burned.  The fire, located app...

Charlo-Moiese home to new fire truck Charlo-Moiese home to new fire truck

CHARLO — As extreme dry conditions continue, Lake County residents can take some solace in the fact that local emergency responders now have a larger ar-senal of tools to pull from.  Charlo-Moiese Volunteer Fire Department received the keys to a new Type 6 engine capable of fighting wildfires a...

West side access to Logan Pass planned, fire not viewable from Logan Pass

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — The Going-to-the-Sun Road is planned to be open to Logan Pass from the west side of Glacier National Park Wednesday, July 29. Visitors should expect delays and congestion along the road. The east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road remains closed to Lo...

Reynolds Creek fire continues to burn in Glacier National Park

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – The Reynolds Creek Fire is burning along the north shore of Saint Mary Lake, in rocky, rugged terrain and burning in timber, brush, and grass. Recent rains have subdued the fire, but it still possesses potential for activity when drier weather conditions return. Yes...

Wildland fire limits access to Going-to-the-Sun Road

UPDATED 9:54  a.m  Thursday, July 23   ST. MARY, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Eight firefighters from Ronan and Polson Volunteer Fire Departments arrived in St. Mary’s last night with two trucks to assist with the fire at Glacier National Park. Local firefighters ...

Hay fire put out by generous neighbors, department Hay fire put out by generous neighbors, department

RONAN — A lightning strike caused a large pile of round hay bales to catch fire at Round Butte Road and Gillette Lane on Wednesday, but fast thinking neighbors and the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department were able to minimize the losses.  The fire started after 3 p.m. and neighbor Shane Orien immed...

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.  

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