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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Update: Garden Creek Fire now 50 percent contained Update: Garden Creek Fire now 50 percent  contained

HOT SPRINGS – According to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire officials, the Garden Creek Fire which grew to more than 2,000 acres is 50 percent contained and moved from a Type 3 to a Type 4 incident over the weekend.   The July 27 lightning sparked wildfire burning two mi...

Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres

HOT SPRINGS – The lightning sparked Garden Creek wildfire burning in Sanders County, two miles northwest of Hot Springs, has scorched roughly 2,500 acres and is 20 percent contained as of Monday morning according to fire managers. On Friday morning, fire managers for the CSKT Division of Fire held a...

Firefighters get double booked Firefighters get double booked

By Karen Peterson            Valley Journal RONAN – Ronan Fire Department Volunteers responded to a house fire involving life saving pets and a wreck where a camper was torn to pieces on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug 1. Police Chief Mark Clary said his team was div...

Mountain fire swiftly knocked out Mountain fire swiftly knocked out

ST. IGNATIUS – A helicopter pilot with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire flew toward a smoke plume coming off the mountainside five miles east of town in the tribal wilderness area on Tuesday afternoon.  The pilot hovered the aircraft over an irrigation ditch a few miles sou...

Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight Garden Creek Fire Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight  Garden Creek Fire

RONAN – Friday was the first day that Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) stationed at the Ronan Airport were used to drop fire retardant in an attempt to rein in the Garden Creek fire. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in a rocky, remote area two miles northwest of Hot Springs. SEATs have a speed...

Reservation fire danger ‘Very High’

RONAN — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire wildland fire officials have moved the Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger to “Very High.”  After a wet spring, fuels have dried to the point that fires will spread quickly. Last week, unattended campfires, i...

Briefs for July 25, 2018

Fundraiser held to fund new facility for adults with disabilities RONAN — On Aug. 4, during Pioneer Days, from 8 a.m.–4 p.m., a fundraiser will be held at the Terrace Lake Community Church, 35663 Terrace Lake Road. The event will include a silent auction, a yard sale and food. Your help will...

Briefs for July 18, 2018

Permit burning closed, campers urged to use caution News from CSKT Division of Fire The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire wants to remind the public that outdoor burning by permit has been closed since June 30. It will remain closed until the end of fire season.  The ...

Fire danger raised to moderate

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Wildland fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Division of Fire have elevated fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to moderate. Debris burning is closed. Open debris burning ...

Briefs for July 4, 2108

Open burning season closes News from CSKT Division of Fire PABLO — The Division of Fire Prevention program would like to let the public know that debris burning by permit closed June 30th on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Open burning re-opens on Oct. 1.  Please call C.T. Camel at the ...


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