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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Interior Department, Intertribal Timber Council collaborate on wildland fire management

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Intertribal Timber Council. As climate change propels larger, costlier and more complex wildfires, this agreement emphasizes the importance of co...

Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021

Man who died in Arlee structure fire identified as Leroy Houle News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office ARLEE — Pursuant to an autopsy conducted by the Montana State Forensic Lab, the Lake County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died as a result of the Aug. 28, 2021, ...

Governor gives Montana fire update Governor gives Montana fire update

News from the office of the Governor  MONTANA — As of Tuesday, Aug. 31, at around 2 p.m., there were 18 large fire incidents in Montana. The state is in preparedness level 3. Since Jan. 1, there have been over 2,160 fire starts in Montana burning around 827,000 acres. Since the governor&rsquo...

Fire restrictions lifted on reservation

News from CSKT Division of Fire  FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Effective Wednesday, Aug. 25, fire managers across the Flathead Indian Reservation will rescind Stage I and Stage II fire restrictions.  Widespread precipitation has lowered the fire danger to high and has provided much needed re...

Fundraising campaign kicks off for Finley Point Yellow Bay Fire Department Fundraising campaign kicks off for Finley Point Yellow Bay Fire Department

News from Jacqueline McLean-Jones, fundraiser organizer POLSON — On the evening of July 31, during record heat, a small fire many thought was under control suddenly exploded into a wind-driven inferno. A group of highly-trained firefighters fought for over 72 hours to hold the line in a furious ef...

Flathead Reservation fires continue to burn Flathead Reservation fires continue to burn

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Thousands of acres have burned in the wilderness since July, and the flames continue to smolder. As of Monday, Aug. 22, two main fires have kept firefighters busy on the reservation. The Crooks fire, near Arlee, is at 3,258 acres and is zero percent contained. The Boulder 2700...

Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson

FINLEY POINT — The Boulder 2700 fire is on its third week of burning and estimated to have reached 2,072 acres at 46 percent containment by Monday, Aug. 16, with 31 structures lost. Northern Rockies Incident Management Team division group supervisor Tyson Atkinson said there is still a “long w...

Wilderness fire continues to grow near Arlee Wilderness fire continues to grow near Arlee

ARLEE — The lightning-caused Crooks fire has burned 1,130 acres in the wilderness area located 10 air miles east of Arlee since it started on July 21.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire reported that the fire was 0 percent contained as of Monday, Aug. 16. The fire is burning...

Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows

POLSON — Wildfire crews increased fire containment this past week as they continued to grapple with the destructive Boulder 2700 Fire.  In a Monday morning update, fire officials with the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team 4 reported that the 2,072 acre fire, burning eight miles ...

Impostor acting as fire investigator at Boulder 2700 area arrested

By Karen Greene Valley Journal POLSON – A man was arrested after walking into the inner perimeter of the Boulder 2700 fire incident area and pretending to be a fire investigator.  On Sunday, Aug. 1, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a man, later identified as Donald ...


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