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Swift Dam Area under Evacuation Due to Spotted Eagle Fire

The Blackfeet Tribal Council has issued the following notice:

Today with the high winds, the fire has picked up. All available resources are on this. Aircraft and Smoke-jumpers are now on site. Due to the area and the terrain, it is not safe to put fire personnel on site of the fire

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Essex Evacuation Ends, Hwy 2 Opens Monday Morning

The Glacier County and Flathead County Disaster Emergency Services have notified KSEN/K96 that US-2 will be reopened Monday morning, August 31st, at 6:00am. Pilot cars will guide traffic through the area of the Sheep Fire, which remains just 1/8 of a mile from the BNSF train tracks

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This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
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Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15 9:00pm

BIA Rte 1 Closed from browning to Heart Butte and from Heart Butte to Birch Creek.

The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 has assumed management of all current fires on the RMRD, and are working closely with local FS personnel, counties, and the Blackfeet Tribe. The Incident Co

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Two Type-2 Water Tenders stand guard in front of the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. Aug. 29, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,USFS)
Two Type-2 Water Tenders stand guard in front of the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. Aug. 29, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,USFS)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-30-15 8:30am

Fire Break near completion at Essex. No structures have been lost.

The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on the Flathead National Forest and the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park. The Sheep fire

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This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
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Spotted Eagle/ Family Peak Complex Fire Updates 8-29-15 2:30pm

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING 4PM TODAY AT THE ACA COMPLEX, 80 HEART BUTTE ROAD, BROWNING.

The Spotted Eagle fire started in remote, heavy timber; actively burning in upper Lonesome Creek drainage in the Badger Creek area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. On August 28, 2

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Bear Creek/Spotted Bear Fire Update 8-29-15 12:30pm

FIRE SUMMARY
A RED FLAG WARNING is predicted for Saturday from 2:00 p.m. till Midnight.
A cold front is expected to pass through the area with gusty southwest winds and low relative humidity.
 
Bear Creek Fire:  SIZE: 40,465 Acr

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Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15

The Spotted Eagle Fire made little progress last evening, and as of 9am this morning, is still about 3 miles from Heart Butte.

The fire crossed the western boundary of the Blackfeet reservation Friday afternoon, and strong winds quickly pushed it to the Mitten Lake and Green Lake areas

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Broaden Your Horizons

IConrad area juniors & seniors have the opportunity of a LIFETIME to travel with their fellow classmates to Washington D.C. & Gettysburg & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PLUS New York & Boston. it's going to

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Spotted Eagle Fire Update

The Spotted Eagle fire started in remote, heavy timber; actively burning in upper Lonesome Creek drainage in the Badger Creek area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. On August 28, 2015, the fire expanded and crossed the Forest boundary and onto the Blackfeet Reservation west-northwest of Heart Butte, Montana. The fire was be

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Sheep, Granite and Great Bear Wilderness Fire Area Closure 8-28-15 10:45pm

KALISPELL, MONTANA – Due to increased fire activity within the Great Bear Wilderness area, which includes the Sheep and Granite Fires, the Flathead National Forest has made the determination to increase the existing closure associated with the Thompson-Divide Complex

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Bob Marshall Wilderness Area Closure 8-28-15 10:30pm

SPOTTED BEAR, MONTANA – The Flathead National Forest has issued a closure order to all portions of the Great Bear and Bob Marshall Wilderness, contained within the Spotted Bear Ranger District.  Located in Township 17 North to 28 North and Range 10 West to 16 West

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Tribe, Red Cross Open Heart Butte Evacuee Shelter in Browning

Blackfeet Nation and American Red Cross of Montana Join Forces to Care for Spotted-Eagle Fire Evacuees

Browning, MT, August 28, 2015The Blackfeet Nation and American Red Cross of Montana have jointly opened a shelter in Browning for the evacuees of the Spotted-Eagle fire, which is part of the Family Peak Complex Fire. The shelter is located at 80 Heart Butte Road in Browning, MT 5941

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