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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Owners of wildfire damaged property may qualify for tax relief

News from the Montana Department of Revenue  HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue reminds Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed during wildfire or other natural disaster that they can apply for property tax assistance.  “Wildfires c...

St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius Airport has become the home base for helicopter-delivered resources for two major fires. “We haven’t seen anything like it before,” said Mike Kuefler, airport volunteer and former director. He said smaller fire crews have been at the airport in the p...

Fire update

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to 3,652 acres as of Thursday night, Aug. 3. Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on Monday night, said 363 firefighters f...

Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out

POLSON –  South Lake County residents may have noticed fires burning east of Arlee, one of which may cause some Placid Lake residents to evacuate and another that burned a salvage yard.  Kelly’s Auto Salvage, located southeast of town off U.S. 93, lost some 400 cars due to a fire cau...

Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect

Pursuant to authority established in 25 CFR 163.28, the Hell Gate Treaty, the CS&KT Tribal Constitution, and the Tribal Forest Products Harvesting Ordinance 61 C; the following acts are prohibited on all Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, tribe trust and tribal fee lands within the exterior boundari...

Starting small fires is illegal, dangerous

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Tribal Forestry’s Division of Fire needs to warn reservation residents and visitors about the dangers of igniting fires in forested lands. The DOF has had a number of suspicious starts in the last couple weeks and would like the public to be on the loo...

Briefs for Juy 26, 2017

Jocko South Fork Primitive Area closed due to fire News from CSKT   Division of Fire The South Fork Primitive Area of the Jocko is closed to vehicle traffic and recreation. There are two lightning caused fires in the area, the Liberty Fire and the South Fork Fire. The fires are relatively smal...

Ronan fire crew thankful it wasn’t worse Ronan fire crew thankful it wasn’t worse

RONAN – A disaster was averted on a hot Friday afternoon when a fire broke out in the alleyway between Image Quest and the movie theater.  “It could have been a lot worse, but thankfully it was just a small fire,” said Ronan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Clary. Jim Myers w...

Ronan Fire Department quickly puts out trailer fire Ronan Fire  Department  quickly puts out trailer fire

PABLO – The Ronan Fire Department responded to a 1 p.m. fire on Light Road Monday, July 3. A man was barbecuing outside when a spark from the grill fell to the ground and ignited some pine needles which then caught the trailer’s vinyl siding on fire, said Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary. The trailer ...

Help keep wild lands safe

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal Forestry’s Division of Fire needs to warn reservation residents and visitors about the dangers of igniting fires in forested lands. Unattended campfires or other small starts may easily spread and spark much larger fires that could damage pristine lands and ca...


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