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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Fire fund nearly doubled heading into wildfire season Fire fund nearly doubled heading into wildfire season

News from the Governor’s Office  MONTANA – Gov. Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s fire fund will be nearly doubled to $66.5 million, up from $36 million, heading into the wildfire season. “Montanans can rest assured that due to strong fiscal management by the state o...

Fire danger 'very high'

News from CSKT Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire officials have determined fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to be Very High.   Recent days have been extremely hot and dry with little to no moisture, causing vegetation and grasses to cure. This fine...

Moss Ranch fire continues to burn near Ronan Moss Ranch fire continues to burn near Ronan

RONAN–Lightning sparked a fire on July 23 that is burning grass and timber 14 miles southwest of Ronan, just west of the Flathead River. A local type three incident management team is managing the blaze with 170 personnel assigned to the fire.  By July 26, the fire had grown to 450 acres and wa...

Ronan Seniors for July 31, 2019

RONAN — The summer is turning quite smoky. I hope everyone is staying safe. Please remember to check up on the elderly as the smoke can be very dangerous for people with breathing problems.  Our monthly board meetings have been changed from the first Monday of each month to the first Friday of ...

Lightning sparks Arlee fire

ARLEE – The Arlee Northwest Fire burned on a grassy hillside located two and a half miles northwest of town. On July 9, the fire was 20 percent contained and had covered 24 acres. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Division of Fire began fire suppression efforts with an objective: to cr...

Outdoor burning closed July 1, fire danger level moderate

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire have restricted debris burning (outdoor burning) starting on Monday, July 1. The fire danger level is at a moderate level at this time.  Con...

Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home

ST. IGNATIUS – St. Ignatius Police Chief Matthew Connelly believes arson was the reason a house at 314 Diamond Street filled with flames and smoke during the morning of Wednesday, June 26. The house was for sale at the time of the fire and no one was in the structure.   Connelly said he was at ...

Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted

LAKE COUNTY — It’s starting to feel like summer in Montana – the weather is warm and skies have been smoky.  This spring, some early season smoke in the area came from local prescribed burns intended to reduce flammable materials in forests. Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel sai...

Permits needed for spring debris burning

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Spring burning season by permit is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this June, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is the numbe...

Ronan firefighters respond to vehicle fire at store Ronan firefighters respond to vehicle fire at store

RONAN – Giles Gordon didn’t expect his day to get smoking hot on Monday, June 3. He was simply going to the grocery store and ended up visiting with firefighters and a police officer in the grocery store parking lot. During the noon hour, he got into his 2000 Ford Explorer and drove north, abo...


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