Rice Ridge Fire Monday Morning Update


August 3, 2017

Mark Kues

The Seeley Structure Group staged at the Seeley-Swan High School this morning. There are 13 engines and tenders going to be out patrolling around the Seeley Lake Airport and north end of Double Arrow Ranch today.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: he Rice Ridge Fire is 8,209 acres, 10% contained and has 454 personnel on it. This includes 9 crews, 22 engines, 2 helicopters, 4 dozers, 7 water tenders and overhead personnel.

SUMMARY: Last night’s community meeting was attended by approximately 250 people. It can be viewed as a video on the Lolo National Forest Facebook page for those who missed it. The next public meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School.

The waters of Seeley Lake remain closed, but all businesses in town are open and Highway 83 is open....

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