This link takes you to a map that shows in real-time the lightning strikes in our area. https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=sat;r=0;t=2;s=0;o=0;b=;n=0;y=48.5183;x=-113.6441;z=7;d=2;dl=2;dc=0; There is also an IOS app called “My Lightning Tracker” that you might try. It sends you notifications (alerts) when lightening strikes in your area.
Following is a report from co-chairs Molly Shepherd and Allen Chrisman… The NFLA’s Fire Mitigation Committee sponsored its annual Firewise Day workshop on July 19, 2017, immediately preceding the Summer Interlocal meeting. About 55 people attended. The program was compelling and well-received by attendees. Our principal speaker was Byron Bonney, who had a long and distinguished career with the Forest… Read more →
Here is the Outlook for Wildland Fire for August/September/October: https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf This Outlook better represents the conditions we are seeing, both up the North Fork as well in more severe burning conditions across the rest of Montana. This is in sharp contrast to the forecast from Predictive Services we received at our IMT Spring Meetings which forecasted a “slow normal” fire… Read more →
This is a new closure order from Rob Davies, District Ranger of the Forest Service, via Allen Chrisman on the Kootenai, as a result of the Gibraltar Ridge Fire in the Eureka area. This closure effects travel from the North Fork over Trail Creek onto the Kootenai. We will be posting signs today at the North Fork (junction of North… Read more →
I see that according to Kootenai Dispatch WildCAD, there is a new large fire (estimated 500 acres) 7 miles east of Eureka in lower Graves Creek. It is about 20 miles due west of the North Fork Road at Whale Creek. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered. Rick Connell’s Western Montana IMT has been reserved, which means… Read more →
Come join your neighbors and friends for another fun-filled Game Night at Sondreson Hall. The games begin at 7PM. Bring a snack to share.
At the NFLA Business Meeting last evening, it was suggested that we publish a list of fire information sites. Here’s a list that we’ve put together. This list has also been published on the Fire Mitigation Committee page. If you have another information site that you use, please let us know via the contact page. An interagency fire information line… Read more →
The August 2017 Business Meeting was held last evening. There was a proposed by-laws amendment on the table to change the business meeting day from the first Saturday of the month to the second Sunday of the month. This proposed amendment was approved by 2/3 of the members attending the meeting last evening. The time of the business meeting was… Read more →
At 7 PM the Two Bear Search & Rescue Helicopter will arrive and speak on their important work here in the North Fork. It will be interesting and informative! At 8 PM the election of officers will occur and we need interested members to join the board. Also, don’t miss voting on a by-laws amendment changing the day of the… Read more →
Dick Leigh sent these from the Community Float that took place yesterday, Aug. 1 … On the shuttle back up got 12 people 2rafts and 4 kayaks in pickup and trailer. Great time!