Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


Rice Ridge Fire Tuesday Morning Update


August 10, 2017

Angus Batchelder

The view of a CL-215 dipping out of Seeley Lake in front of the Rice Ridge Fire. Photo taken from The Lodges on Seeley Lake Aug. 1.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: There will be a community meeting Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6pm at Seeley Lake Elementary.

The Rice Ridge Fire grew about 500 acres in the last two days. It is up to 11,754 acres and remains 10% contained. There are 549 Firefighters assigned to the fire: 9 crews, 35 engines, 6 helicopters, 2 dozers, 18 water tenders and overhead personnel.

YESTERDAY: Crews continued to use heavy equipment to construct indirect line on the northwest portion of the fire, working to connect with the 2015 Morrell Complex Fire burn scar. A helicopter was used to control fire spread o...

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