Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


Rice Ridge Fire Sunday Morning Update


August 3, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The Wilderness Sportsmans Club Shooting range at the end of the airport has a pumpkin with sprinklers set up around it to aid in suppressing the fire should it get close.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: A Public Meeting will be held TONIGHT, Aug. 6 at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School.

The Rice Ridge Fire grew around 240 acres yesterday bringing it up to 7,946 as of 5am this morning. It is still 10% contained and has 9 crews, 22 engines, 2 helicopters, 4 dozers, 7 water tenders and overhead personnel totaling 370 Firefighters assigned to the fire.

SUMMARY: Saturday's cooler temps and increased humidity resulted in decreased fire behavior over much of the fire area.

Fire crews on the west and south sides of the fire were able to improve fire line, i...

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