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Prescribed fires on tribal lands planned this fall

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire Fuels Program will be conducting prescribed fires on the Flathead Indian Reservation.   Underburning is a type of prescribed fire treatment that reduces surface and ladder fuels under the...

Polson house destroyed by fire Polson house destroyed by fire

POLSON — A Polson house was destroyed by fire last week. Firefighters were dispatched at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 to a structure fire at 712 10th Avenue E. The house was found fully engulfed by fire upon arrival of first responders.  According to Jodi O’Sullivan, public information ...

Big Knife Fire update Big Knife Fire update

News and graphic from Northern Rockies Incident Management Team ARLEE — As of Aug. 20: On the north edge of the fire along S. Canal Road, the fire is backing down toward the canal. The areas with the most intense heat on the fire are located on the northeast side of Gold Creek drainage with some s...

August 24, 1912 Marks a Fateful Day for Young City August 24, 1912 Marks a Fateful Day for Young City

Story from the Aug. 30, 1912 issue of the Ronan Pioneer History of Ronan will date hereafter from August 24, 1912, the date of the big fire. On that day at between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m., the exact minute being in dispute, a fire was discovered in the automobile garage of Crawford & Clairmont, in the al...

Individualism is killing the planet

On Sunday, June 25th I awoke to the smell of a smoldering campfire, a scent most people associate with our earliest, often happiest, experiences out in the natural world. Upon going outside, I found the entire city of Montreal was blanketed by a smoky haze and realized that the wildfires raging throughout th...

Flathead Reservation fire updates as of Aug. 14

News from CSKT Division of Fire Location: Big Knife - 5 miles east of Arlee, MT | Niarada - 12 miles west of Elmo, MT | Mill Pocket: 3 miles West of Hwy. 28 Start Date: Big Knife - 7/24/2023 | Niarada - 7/30/2023 | Mill Pocket – 7/30/2023  Cause: Lightning Structures Lost: 4 Big Knife-4,952 a...

Numerous wildfires burn throughout county, reservation Numerous wildfires burn throughout county, reservation

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Though cooler weekend weather and rains have helped suppression efforts, several large wildfires continue to burn on the Flathead Reservation.  The Big Knife Wildfire, discovered on July 24, was started by lightning and has burned 4,86...

Bison Range’s Red Sleep Drive to close at 1 p.m

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department BISON RANGE — With fire season in full force and Stage 2 fire restriction in place, the CSKT Bison Range has decided to take extra precautions due to the extremely dry conditions and will begin closing the two-hour Red Sleep drive at 1 p.m. This precauti...

Valley Views

The 2023 Montana wildfire season was slow to start. Average snowpack combined with rain in much of the state, spared an early fire season. Recent hot days and dry fuels, however, have now put Montana into active fire season with over 40,000 acres burned by early August. Montana’s average annual tempera...

Stage I fire restrictions go into effect for portions of Western Montana

News from Northern Rockies Coordinating Group  MISSOULA — Stage I fire restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 29, 2023, for Flathead County, Sanders County and all State land and private classified as forested land throughout those counties. Factors influencing this decision i...


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