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Rice Ridge Fire Sunday Morning Update


August 10, 2017

Carleen Gonder

A DC-10 dropping retardant on the west side of the Rice Ridge Fire Aug. 1.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: The next community meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 14 at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School.

The Rice Ridge Fire only grew a couple hundred acres yesterday. It is currently 11,277 acres with 10% containment. There are 581 Firefighters assigned to the fire: 11 crews, 35 engines, 4 helicopters, 2 dozers, 17 water tenders and overhead personnel.

YESTERDAY: Heavy smoke cover shaded the fire throughout the day and slowed activity more than expected, despite a Red Flag Warning. Small growth and limited group tree torching were observed in isolated locatio...

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