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Rice Ridge Fire Saturday Morning Update


August 3, 2017

Mark Melvin

One of the CL-215s dropping 1,500 gallons of water on the line.

A public meeting will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. A fire information booth will be staffed at the Valley Market on Highway 83 from 10am to 6pm. Photo courtesy of Mark Melvin.

The Rice Ridge Fire is 7,740 acres as of this morning at 5am, a growth of nearly 800 acres from yesterday. The fire is 10% contained and has 9 crews, 23 engines, 2 helicopters, 4 dozers, 4 water tenders and overhead personnel totaling 370 firefighters. 2 helicopters are assigned to the fire with additional aircraft on order.

SUMMARY: On Friday fire crews on the ground conti...

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