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Rice Ridge Fire Sunday Morning Update


September 7, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: Evacuation Update: From the Missoula County Sheriff – Effective at 8:00 am this morning, the Evacuation Orders for zones 2 and 3 in Seeley Lake have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings and residents may return home. Zone 5, which includes approximately 6 residences, is the only zone still under Evacuation Order in the Seeley Lake area.

The Rice Ridge Fire grew 10,000 acres in the last two days and is now 132,732 acres. It is 8% contained and has 862 personnel on the fire. The cost is up to $36 million and there are 1719 structures threatened.


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