Final Fire Update – 07/19/2017

Barring new fire starts, this will be the final fire update for this season, because the five fires near us are 100% contained!  248 personnel are working fire operations out here, but Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team breaks down fire camp tomorrow. A Type III organization will finish off the Lazier Creek 3 and Rogers Mountain fires. Kalispell and Libby DNRC units will assume … Continue reading Final Fire Update – 07/19/2017

Fire Update – 07/18/2017

According to Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team, 361 personnel are fighting fires in and around Marion Fire District territory. Fire crews are slowly being released and the fire camp at Marion School will probably shut down the day after tomorrow (Thursday 07/20/2017). Although the weather will continue to warm and dry out the area, no lightning storms are in the forecast. So, we need … Continue reading Fire Update – 07/18/2017

Fire Update – 07/16/2017

Three of the five wildfires about which we’ve been reporting are 100% contained! More good news…the road closure on Thompson River Road was lifted this morning at 6:00am. (Even so, please, use caution while traveling there, because increased fire traffic remains.) According to Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team, 483 personnel are now fighting fires in and around Marion Fire District territory. (For definitions of … Continue reading Fire Update – 07/16/2017

Fire Update – 07/15/2017

According to Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team, more firefighters arrived; 455 personnel are now fighting fires in and around Marion Fire District territory. (For definitions of terms used in this report, please, go to our Wildfire Glossary web page.) Weather Alert:  There is a chance of thunderstorms over the fire today. Some of these storms could produce gusty outflow winds.  A cold front will … Continue reading Fire Update – 07/15/2017