Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

Rice Ridge Fire Saturday Morning Update


August 24, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The fire pushed east towards Dunham Point Friday, Aug. 25. The column was visible from Seeley Lake.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: The next community meeting will be Monday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at Seeley Lake Elementary.

The Rice Ridge Fire grew nearly 1,000 acres yesterday. It is now 18,840 acres and is 16% contained. There are currently 486 personnel working on the fire.

YESTERDAY: With lower relative humidity and higher temperatures, the fire was more active primarily in the east where it pushed across the North Fork of Cottonwood Creek toward Dunham Point. Water buckets from helicopters were used to cool hot spots. Along the western flank of the fire, crews continued to establish,...

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