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Articles with the Tag: Ronan Fire Department

Ronan pays dispatch fees, but questions billing ambulance service

RONAN – Ronan City Council voted pay the last installment of the 2014-2015 fiscal year’s billing for emergency dispatch services, but mulled whether or not some of the billing should be transferred to the business owner who runs the local ambulance service.  The $30,000 bill used to be sp...

Fire levels 2 trailers Fire levels 2 trailers

POLSON — A fire first reported as a “controlled burn that got out of control” destroyed two mobile homes in a remote area of Rocky Point Road the evening of May 18, taking firefighters about four hours to extinguish and mop up, according to Karen Sargeant, public information officer for Pol...

Families lose home in duplex fire Families lose home in duplex fire

RONAN – Two Ronan families lost everything in a duplex fire Jan. 14.  Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary said it is believed the blaze started around 11:30 a.m. on the porch of a housing unit at 34132 Loolee Drive from a heater that was left near a couch to keep a pet warm. A man who was at home in th...

On thin ice On thin ice

An ATV operator walked away from a potentially life-threatening situation Saturday, when the vehicle they were using to clear a pond of snow, fell through the ice. Officials said the operator was trying to clear a patch of ice adjacent to the scenic turnout south of Ronan for skating purposes when it broke t...

Special delivery  Special delivery

RONAN — Santa and Mrs. Claus didn’t fly into Ronan and St. Ignatius the week before Christmas. Instead they employed the help of some kind-hearted firemen to give them a first-class ride while spreading good feelings.  Every year, the Ronan Fire Department members chip in funds to purchas...

Arson suspected in Ronan fire

State and county officials are investigating a suspected arson fire that occurred on Pache Lane on Tuesday, Oct. 28.  According to Ronan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Clary a report of a fully-engulfed home came in before 9 p.m. When firefighters arrived on scene, the blaze seemed to be contai...

Annual scavenger hunt traverses Mission Valley Annual scavenger hunt traverses Mission Valley

RONAN — “Honestly, it came to me in the middle of the night,” said Joe Johns about incorporating the Donner Party history into this year’s vehicle-based scavenger hunt in the Mission Valley.  Johns and Jim Morgan, both former firefighters who serve on the Pioneer Days Committe...

Family homeless after fire

RONAN – Less than an hour after excitedly ripping open presents and celebrating a happy Christmas morning, a candle and a bit of leftover gift wrap sparked a fire that left a Ronan family homeless.  Lisa Rice said her 8-year-old son Brett woke her up around 9 a.m. to tell her their home was on ...

Shed lost, home saved in Ronan fire Shed lost, home saved in Ronan fire

 RONAN — Quick action by the Ronan Fire Department kept a fire from spreading to the home of Jim Allen at 34108 Spring Creek Road on Friday afternoon.  According to Ronan fire chief Mark Clary, a passerby reported a smoke at a residence. When Clary arrived on the scene, a storage shed that...


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