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Fire danger low on Flathead Reservation

From CSKT Division of Fire

RONAN — Recent significant and widespread rain has resulted in a drop in the fire danger on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Division of Fire officials have dropped fire danger within CS&KT from MODERATE to LOW, the lowest level of fire danger.

Recent days have seen lower temperatures, higher relative humidity, and widespread precipitation.  The forecast for the next several days is similar. 

October 1st was the start of open debris burning without a permit. The public needs to be aware that fire danger conditions can change rapidly on sunny, windy days. Fire danger is LOW, but not “ZERO,” so burners should never let their guard down. If burns escape, permit holders could be responsible for suppression costs.

Out in the woods, hunters and campers need to make sure their warming fires are cold to the touch and dead-out before they break camp. Each year, firefighters respond to remote areas to extinguish campfires left behind by hunters who think the fire will go out on its own.

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If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, please contact Division of Fire at 676-2550 or contact C.T. Camel, Fire Prevention Specialist, at 406-676-2550 ext. 6407 or email:  or Devlin Lafrombois, Fire Prevention Tech at ext. 6410 or email:

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