Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

Rice Ridge Fire Sunday Morning Update


August 24, 2017

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Fire burned actively into the night. Fire on the backside of Mount Morrell lit up the lookout and continued to move south towards Cottonwood Lakes Road.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: There will be a community meeting Monday, Aug. 28 at 6pm at Seeley Lake Elementary School.

The Rice Ridge Fire grew more than 3,500 acres yesterday and is now up to 22,240 acres. It remains 16% contained.

YESTERDAY: With lower relative humidity and higher temperatures, the fire continued to burn actively in the southeast where it pushed across the North Fork of Cottonwood Creek toward Dunham Point. Crews began to perform strategic burning operations in the area of Sawyers Creek and in the south end of Morrell Mountain. Water buckets from helicopters were us...

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