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By Andi Bourne

Evacuation Warnings Lifted – Rehab Work Started


September 14, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Operations Section Chief Brent Olson gave a short update on the operations. He said the biggest mission going forward is patrolling control lines, ensuring there are no spot fires and beginning the fire suppression repair work.

SEELEY LAKE – The crowd dwindled at the last community meeting in Seeley Lake with Greg Poncin's Type 1 Incident Management Team Monday, Sept. 18. Those in attendance filled the Mission Bible Fellowship sanctuary with applause when the deputy Incident Commander announced all Evacuation Warnings have been lifted for the Rice Ridge Fire effective immediately.

Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel addressed those in attendance reminding them of the firefighter that paid the ultimate sacrifice this fire season on July 19 while fighting the Florence Fire. It was only five days later that th...

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