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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire tests new Jaws of Life Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire tests new Jaws of Life

News from the Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department   On March 28, the Finley Point Fire Department put their newly acquired Hurst Jaws of Life eDRAULIC battery-operated rescue tools to the test by cutting up two vehicles destined for the junk yard. “Unfortunately, we respond to vehicle ...

Visitors spent $3.4B in Montana last year

News from the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research MISSOULA – Last year 12.5 million visitors contributed nearly $3.4 billion in travel spending, according to a recent report from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana....

Review debris burning checklist Review debris burning checklist

News from CSKT Division of Fire Pre-burn checklist: Have you considered other alternatives to burning? Have you obtained your burn permit (required, May 1-June 30)? Have you checked the weather forecast (forecasted winds)? Have you checked to see if it is a “Burn or No Burn Day” by calling...

Viable communities need housing options: solving the affordable housing crisis Viable communities need housing options: solving the affordable housing crisis

When fire destroyed two mobile homes in a Boulder trailer court and damaged two others in June 2016, it underscored what the community had known for years: affordable housing was at a premium. Calling the blocks of closely placed pre-1976 mobile homes “a ticking time bomb,” Boulder Fire Chief ...

Big Arm postal services relocated due to fire Big Arm postal  services  relocated due to fire

BIG ARM - A fire at the Big Arm Post Office at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 resulted in postal services being moved to the Elmo office.  Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser said 25 firefighters from Polson Rural, Polson City and Chief Cliff fire departments responded and had the fire contained within 30...

Cause of Polson modular home fire under investigation

POLSON — Polson Fire Department responded to a modular home fire at 305 Fourth Ave. E. the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Fire Chief Clint Cottle said the initial call from dispatch came in at 12:45 p.m.  Firefighters were able to put down the fire in about 25 minutes, he said, addin...

Polson Rural hires veteran firefighter as chief of vast district Polson Rural hires veteran firefighter as chief of vast district

POLSON – Gordon Gieser was about to retire, but his wife Kelly had other ideas, he said.  Gieser, 61, took over as fire chief at Polson Rural Fire District in September.  He came to Polson after 30 years as fleet supervisor with Missoula Rural Fire District because he wanted to be close...

S&S Sports rebuilds after fire: ‘It’s going to be all metal’ S&S Sports rebuilds after fire:  ‘It’s going to be all metal’

RONAN – S&S Sports is rebuilding after a fire destroyed the 10,000 square-foot shop, containing recreational vehicles, watercraft, tools, and other things. On March 14, 2016 a thick plume of smoke rose up over the S&S building and moved east across U.S. Highway 93, a few miles south of Ronan...

Firefighters battle two fires on windy day

POLSON — Oct. 17 was a very windy day and that led to a busy day for Polson Rural and other area fire departments as they battled two separate fires west and northwest of Polson.  Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser said the Binger Fire was reported at 1 p.m. followed by the Irvine Flats Fire...

Target shooters, hunters should take precautions to avoid starting fires

News from CSKT Division of Fire The CS&KT Division of Fire reminds the public to be safe when hunting and target shooting by being aware of dry grasses and wildfire safety. Hunters or target shooters can accidentally spark a wildfire. Follow these simple guidelines: - Avoid shooting into rocks...


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