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Wildfire danger very high

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN — Wildland fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire have raised the fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to very high, effective immediately.  Residents and visitors are asked to use caution when outdo...

Senate passes bipartisan bill to boost resources for MT local fire departments

News from the office of Senator Testor BIG SANDY — As part of his continued efforts to support first responders and keep Montana communities safe, U.S. Senator Jon Tester earlier this month passed his bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act to help local fire departments access funding for training,...

Briefs for July 3, 2024

Burning by permit closed July 1  RONAN — Fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire, have restricted debris burning (outdoor burning) starting Monday, July 1, 2024. Open debris burning will resume after fire season starting Oct. 1. People who burned this ...

Northwest Montana listed as having highest fire potential Northwest Montana listed as having highest fire potential

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On June 18, Governor Greg Gianforte received the 2024 Fire Season Outlook Briefing from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and Northern Rockies Coordinating Group (NRCG). “The state of Montana stands unified and ...

Spring debris burning by permit

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Spring burning by permit season started Wednesday, May 1. To burn from May 1 to June 30 you will need a burn permit. You can apply for one at the Division of Fire website: Burn permits are available on-line.  Burning is a great way to cle...

Home destroyed by fire Home destroyed by fire

A home on Eagle Crest Drive was destroyed by fire the afternoon of Sunday, March 31. According to Polson Rural Fire Chief Will Woodger, both homeowners self evacuated with several pets and firefighters were able to rescue two cats. One cat is still missing. Cause of the fire, which started in a garage attach...

Tribes announce prescribed burn Tribes announce prescribed burn

News from C.T. Camel, CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribal Fuels Program plans to perform a prescribed burn in the upper Knowles Creek and Little Money Drainages near Perma sometime during the week of April 1-5. Depending on weather, it will most likely be mid-...

Briefs for Feb. 28, 2024

Housing Task Force to meet News from the Governor’s Housing Task Force MONTANA — The Governor’s Housing Task Force will meet on March 8, 2024, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room 111 of the Metcalf Building, 1520 E 6th Ave. in Helena or on Zoom. The final agenda and Assignment #2 Summa...

Movie provides inspiration about volunteer fire service

News from Ed Meece, Polson City Manager POLSON — The City of Polson and Polson City Volunteer Fire Department are sponsoring a free movie about the volunteer fire service – Feb. 6, at Showboat Theatre; showings at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Each admittance ticket is worth one free drink or popcorn (...

Fall open debris burning begins

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Open debris burning for the fall burning season, started on Oct. 1. Fire danger is LOW on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Careless debris burning is a major cause of wildfire on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Open burning is Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 on the Flat...


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