Archive for the tag 'Swan Lake'

Sep 02 2011

Cool, damp weather helps slow fires

From the Daily Inter Lake . . . Recent rains, higher humidities and lower temperatures have put a damper on fires still burning in Northwest Montana. About a half inch of rain was recorded Wednesday at Spotted Bear and the Big Prairie Ranger station in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, where the 4,100-acre Big Salmon Lake […]

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Aug 26 2011

Area wildfires a bit larger, but not threats

From the Daily Inter Lake . . . The Hammer Creek Fire appears to have doubled in size over the last two or three days, according to updated reports on three active fires in Northwest Montana. The¬†Hammer Creek Fire, now estimated at 2,800 acres,¬†has burned northeast from the South Fork Flathead River basin into the […]

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Aug 24 2011

Crews gain ground against new local fires, older burns remain stable

From the Daily Inter Lake (with photos) . . . Firefighters continued to tangle with a new fire east of Stryker while two fires in the Bob Marshall Wilderness were mostly unaffected by stiff winds Tuesday. Soon after the Fitzsimmons Fire was detected Monday near the confluence of Fitzsimmons Creek and upper Stillwater Creek, it […]

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Aug 21 2011

Winds could increase area fire activity

From the Daily Inter Lake . . . Fire activity was relatively quiet Saturday, with fires in Northwest Montana gaining little ground. The South Fork Lost Creek Fire, which is burning southeast of Swan Lake, grew just 60 acres from when it was sized Friday afternoon. That is due in part to a burnout operation […]

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Aug 20 2011

Burnout effort aims to rein in Swan fire

As in past years, the Daily Inter Lake is leaning into its wildfire coverage. Here’s the latest write-up . . . Two large wildfires in the Bob Marshall Wilderness settled down somewhat Friday, while a burnout operation was initiated on a fire just outside the wilderness seven miles southeast of Swan Lake. Continue reading . […]

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