Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


Rice Ridge Fire Monday Morning Update


August 17, 2017

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Two heavy helicopters, a Chinook and Sikorsky, work together dumping water on a spot that crossed the road to Morrell Falls (FR 4353). There were four helicopters knocking down the spot from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday evening.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: A community meeting will be held today at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School.

The Rice Ridge Fire grew 600 acres yesterday and is now 15,947 acres. The fire crossed the road to Morrell Falls (Forest Road 4353) circling back on the containment line north of the Seeley Lake Airport dropping the containment to 9%. There are 524 Firefighters assigned to the fire: 8 crews, 31 engines, 4 helicopters, 2 dozers, 17 water tenders and overhead personnel.

YESTERDAY: There was no strategic firing operations conducted due to unfavorable conditions. To the east the...

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