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By Micah Drew

Bullock, Tester Briefed on Fire


August 10, 2017

Micah Drew, Pathfinder

Senator Jon Tester speaks with Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott after the briefing on the Rice Ridge Fire.

SEELEY LAKE – Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) and senior Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) visited Seeley Lake to get a firsthand look at the efforts to fight the Rice Ridge Fire. The pair attended a morning briefing at Seeley Lake Elementary Friday, Aug. 4.

"The number one fire in the nation is right here in Seeley Lake right now," said Bullock after the briefing. "I feel confidence in the crew doing it but it's heartbreaking for the community."

The Rice Ridge Fire has burned more than 8,000 acres as of press time and an estimated 500 structures and nearly 1,000 residents of Seeley Lake are potent...

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