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Articles with the Tag: Polson Fire Department

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...

Protect home from fire by clearing debris, creating space between trees, stuctures

  LAKE COUNTY — Extremely dry conditions in Lake County combined with threatening winds and lightning from summer storms prompt a reminder for homeowners to create a defensible space and increase the odds of saving their house in the event of wildfire. “There’s a bunch of litt...

Large fires erupt on west side of reservation, smaller ones on east side Large fires erupt on west side of reservation, smaller ones on east side

  RONAN – Six new fires were sparked by lightning on the Flathead Reservation on Friday, including three large ones near Ferry Basin and two smaller ones in the Mission Mountains. According to Division of Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel, the Melton One Fire, near Melton Ranch in Hot Sp...

Two Pablo homes destroyed by Monday morning fire Two Pablo homes destroyed by Monday morning fire

RONAN — Two Pablo homes were lost in an early Monday morning fire that was reported just after midnight.  Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary said the Ronan department and Polson Fire Department responded to a blaze in Pablo on Second Avenue East that completely destroyed one vacant mobile home and par...

Storm sparks fires Storm sparks fires

LAKE COUNTY – A strong thunderstorm sparked wildfires and caused power outages across Lake County Monday evening.   Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire Prevention Technician Devlin LaFrombois said four fires were reported Monday evening and one was reported Tuesday ...


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