After Smoky Summer, Local Officials Tell Residents to Prepare for Next Fire Season

By | October 30, 2017

Crews work to contain a fire near homes south of Kalispell. Beacon File Photo

The Flathead Beacon begins a story… On a chilly Thursday night, 20 or so people who live near Bootjack Lake west of Whitefish gathered at Ben Devall’s home to eat dinner, catch up and talk about the smoke-filled summer of 2017. Although the fires that filled the region with smoke for weeks on end never directly impacted the little wooded community, the residents were on edge. “Stressed” and “nervous” were the most popular words to describe their collective mood during the hottest, driest and windiest days. Read the full story here.

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