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Articles with the Tag: Ronan Fire Department

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...

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...

Tribes respond to Pablo fire Tribes respond to Pablo fire

  RONAN — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire and Ronan Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene of a fire in a wooded and residential area Thursday afternoon. Planes dropped retardant on the blaze in Pablo off Kennedy Drive that was reported around 2:30 p.m. ...

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...

Fireworks banned for rest of year in Ronan

Fireworks banned for rest  of year in Ronan RONAN — Mayor Kim Aipperspach followed suit of many other governments in banning fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend by emergency order, but the fun sparks won’t be allowed in Ronan from now through New Years Eve.  The Ronan C...

Hay fire put out by generous neighbors, fire department Hay fire put out by generous neighbors, fire department

RONAN — A lightning strike caused a large pile of round hay bales to catch fire at Round Butte Road and Gillette Lane on Wednesday, but fast thinking neighbors and the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department were able to minimize the losses. The fire started after 3 p.m. and neighbor Shane Orien immedi...

Family left homeless by firework-ignited blaze Family left homeless by firework-ignited blaze

RONAN — A young child playing with fireworks sent a Ronan home up in flames June 30 and left a family homeless just before a county-wide ban on the novelties went into place. “He lit one, threw it into a bush, the bush caught fire and away it went,” Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary said. T...

Fireworks start blaze, claim home Fireworks start blaze, claim home

  UPDATED JULY 3 RONAN — A young child playing with fireworks sent a Ronan home up in flames June 30 and left a family homeless just before a county-wide ban on the novelties went into place. “He lit one, threw it into a bush, the bush caught fire and awa...

Fire claims structure Fire claims structure

  RONAN – Fire crews were battling a structure fire Tuesday afternoon north of the intersection of Beaverhead Lane and Terrace Lake Road. When Ronan Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene about around 3:30 p.m., flames and smoke had entirely engulfed the apartment and substantial wind bl...


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