Fighting Fire with Fire

By | December 8, 2017

Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire prepare a barrier for a prescribed burn along a ridge line outside of Elmo on Oct. 24. Courtesy Brittany Greeson of Crossing the Divide

The Flathead Beacon has a story that begins… In the mountains of western Montana, amid heavy breaths, radio chatter, banter and clanging gear, firefighters with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes climbed to a crest to light a fire. Their yellow-and-green uniforms, initially camouflaged by dried grass and trees, contrasted with the trench they dug into the dark dirt to contain the prescribed burn. “This is the easy part,” one of the firefighters said, explaining that setting controlled burns is easier than controlling wildfires. Read the full story here.

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