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Rice Ridge Fire Saturday Morning Update


September 7, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Morning Update: The Rice Ridge Fire remains 122,843 acres because no infrared flight occurred over the fire last night. The fire is 5% contained and there are 801 fire personnel assigned to the fire. The cost is up to $35 million. Currently there are 1,719 structures threatened based on more accurate data from the Missoula and Powell County Sheriffs' offices. There is a RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 2 pm TO 9 pm FOR WINDS 10-12 MPH, GUSTING OVER 20 MPH.

YESTERDAY: A spot fire ½ mile from the main fire north of Camp Creek in Section 21 caused problems on the northwest side of the fire...

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