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Articles with the Tag: Polson Fire Department

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 ...

Briefs for July 29, 2015

Have coffee with chief  RONAN — As part of the City of Ronan’s ongoing commitment to openness, responsiveness to the community and efforts to enhance citywide communication, the Ronan Police Department hosts a program called “Coffee with the Chief.”  This program provi...

Fairchild, Olson honored by city commission

POLSON — Polson Mayor Heather Knutson presented retiring Polson City Judge Doug Olson and retiring Polson Fire Chief John Fairchild with plaques honoring them for their years of service to the city at the July 20 city commission meeting. Olson began his tenure as judge in 2003. “It’s ...

Fire danger at highest Fire danger at highest

Polson Rural Fire District Chief John Fairchild thanked the Lake County Commissioners, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council, the City of Polson and all those who had a part in putting a ban on fireworks.   “Your combined efforts in placing the ban into effect had a large impact o...

City commission approves bonds, discusses fire analysis

POLSON — Polson City Commissioners and Mayor Heather Knudson approved $473,000 in water system bonds for the downtown water loop, “the last piece of the funding package,” according to Cindy Dooley, Polson finance officer. The project is replacing and reconnecting water pipes in the area nor...

Fire department review presents problems, solutions

POLSON — Unrest in the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District led membership to draft a letter of no confidence in Polson Fire Chief John Fairchild and submit it to Polson City Manager Mark Shrives. Reasons stated in the letter were safety concerns, leadership issues, communicatio...


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