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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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Heart Butte Evacuated

Spotted Eagle Fire is near Mitten Lake and Green Lake, approx 3 miles from Heart Butte. (Updated 8:30pm)

The Blackfeet Tribal Council has declared an emergency in the Heart Butte area, and has order the evacuation of all residents in Heart Butte to the Palookaville Road...

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A helicopter drops water on small fire. (Photo: Samsara Chapman, Patrol Lookout, USFS)
A helicopter drops water on small fire. (Photo: Samsara Chapman, Patrol Lookout, USFS)
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Benchmark Fire Update 8-28-15 10:15am

The Benchmark Fire, west of Augusta, forced the evacuation of a number of private, commercial, and forest service cabins earlier this week...

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A Bobcat kitten supervises firefighters working near Muddy Creek (USFS Photo)
A Bobcat kitten supervises firefighters working near Muddy Creek (USFS Photo)
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Fires Near Swift, Gibson Reservoirs 8-28-15 10:00am

The Family Peak Wildfire Complex consists of 4 fires totaling 941 acres (as mapped using GPS from 8/22 patrol flight) in the southern Badger-Two Medicine area, north and west of Swift Reservoir...

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Sunday on Northwester Outdoors Radio:

The Northwestern Outdoors Crew is on the road so we are taking you back to The Dalles in Oregon's scenic Columbia Gorge for a fun-filled show...

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This map shows the location of the Benchmark Fire, west of Augusta on the Lewis & Clark National Forest, and trail closures related to the fire. (USFS Photo)
This map shows the location of the Benchmark Fire, west of Augusta on the Lewis & Clark National Forest, and trail closures related to the fire. (USFS Photo)
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Benchmark Fire Update 8-27-15 9:00am

The Benchmark Fire is now 50 acres, burning approximately 1 mile west of the north end of the Benchmark Airstrip on the Lewis & Clark National Forest's Rocky Mountain District.

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Feller-Bunchers operate along the BNSF tracks to clear brush and small trees, to create a shaded fuels break between Essex, MT, and the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire Aug. 26, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
Feller-Bunchers operate along the BNSF tracks to clear brush and small trees, to create a shaded fuels break between Essex, MT, and the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire Aug. 26, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-27-15 9:00am

Residents of Essex and the surrounding area remain on evacuation alert.

Weather: Conditions will be changing going into the weekend. A cold front is approaching and will drop temperatures Sunday...

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Bear Creek cabin is being wrapped to protect it from the Bear Creek Fire. (USFS Photo)
Bear Creek cabin is being wrapped to protect it from the Bear Creek Fire. (USFS Photo)
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Flathead Nat’l Forest Wildfire Update 8-26-15

Flathead National Forest officials are busy dealing with 18 wildfires, in addition to the three (Sheep, Granite, Spruce) that are being managed by the Incident Command Team responsible for the Thompson-Divide Complex...

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