Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update


August 24, 2017

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

A Chinook helicopter dips out of Seeley Lake while helping firefighters on the ground on the Rice Ridge Fire.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: A community meeting will be held Thursday (8/24) at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. Thompson's Central Montana Type 2 Incident Management Team is now in charge of the fire.

The Rice Ridge Fire is still 16,117 acres and 9% contained. There are 535 firefighters assigned to the fire: 8 crews, 31 engines, 4 helicopters, 2 dozers, 16 water tenders and overhead personnel.

YESTERDAY: The Eastern Area Incident Management Team

transitioned command with Thompson's Central Montana

Incident Management Team. Due to unfavorable weather

conditions, there were no...

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