Winds Test Fire - Firefighters Hold Their Own

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Hall was filled to capacity Thursday night, Aug. 31 for the 10th Rice Ridge Fire community meeting. Incident Commander John Thompson said the firefighters are holding their own despite the winds and passing cold front. This was a change from his assessment Tuesday night at the Ovando Community Meeting where he told those in attendance they were getting their butts' kicked.

There have been eight large fires since mid-July on every district of the Lolo National Forest except Plains. Last night, there were 16 initial attack fires on the Plains/Thompson Fall...


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