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Articles with the Tag: Polson Fire Department

Spontaneous combustion Spontaneous combustion

Polson Rural Fire kept busy on Friday, Oct. 9, responding to two brush fires and one motor vehicle accident. Above, firefighers fight a fire on Hillcrest Drive Friday afternoon, discovered by the homeowner when she returned home and found a large brush pile in her backyard in flames. Polson Rural Fire respon...

Rural fire chief lauded on last day Rural fire chief lauded on last day

POLSON — Well-wishers gathered at the Polson Rural Fire Station to wish Polson Rural Fire Chief John Fairchild all the best on his last day Sept. 30. At exactly 5 p.m., Lake County Dispatch honored Fairchild with an emotional call across the scanner thanking him for 28 years of service.  &ldquo...

Commission OKs low-income housing grant Commission OKs low-income housing grant

  POLSON — The Polson City Commission voted to write a letter of support for and send a representative to Helena to speak on behalf of Polson Landing, a low-income housing development.  Alex Burkhalter, who approached the commission about the building project, will submit his project to...

Rural fire districts appoints interim chief Rural fire districts appoints interim chief

POLSON — After a last-ditch effort to keep the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District as one organization, the Rural board held a special meeting on Sept. 23 and voted to recognize the interlocal agreement is no longer in effect and move on.  Chair R. Jack Clapp announced tha...

Polson Rural Fire seeks discussion on split

POLSON — During their business meeting on Sept. 10, one of the items the Polson Rural Fire District discussed was the split between the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District.  Polson Rural received a letter on Sept. 2 from Shrives. In the letter from Shrives, he said no m...

Polson city, rural fire departments split Polson city, rural fire departments split

POLSON — Rumblings among the membership, studies conducted to get to the bottom of the fire department’s unrest, resignations and hirings all stirred up with a busy fire season finally brought the implosion — the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District will be separate and...

Finley Point fire destroys cabin

FINLEY POINT — A structure fire on North Finley Point Road fully engulfed a cabin and a nearby pump house at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, according to Finley Point Fire Chief Rob Morigeau.  The fire was in Ralph Campbell’s lake cabin and two grandchildren were staying in the buildin...

Grassfire causes evacuation of animal shelter Grassfire causes evacuation of animal shelter

POLSON — Fourteen dogs and 32 cats and kittens were evacuated from the Mission Valley Animal Shelter Friday afternoon when a grassfire threatened the structure on Reservoir Road in Polson. Shortly after 4 p.m. high winds felled a large tree across the road west of the shelter, taking power lines dow...

Fire causes evacuation of animal shelter

POLSON — Fourteen dogs and 32 cats and kittens were evacuated from the Mission Valley Animal Shelter Friday when a grassfire threatened the structure on Reservoir Road in Polson. Shortly after 4 p.m. high winds felled a large tree across the road west of the shelter, taking power lines dow...

On strikes On strikes

One major fire and several smaller ones were burning on the Flathead Reservation Monday, after thunderstorms and persistent high winds hit day after day in a weeklong barrage that put stress on local fire resources.  Governor Steve Bullock declared a State of Emergency on Sunday.  “Mont...


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