Bull Lake fire engine and crew sent to fight California wildfires

Print Article

A Bull Lake Volunteer Fire Department Type 3 engine and crew recently went to California to help with firefighting efforts, according to a Dec. 8 news release from Capt. Dan Bushnell of the Montana National Guard.

“California requested 50 strike teams of type I, III, V and VI wildland engines from Montana and six other states to fight the fires which started on Dec. 4,” the news release states. “Gov. (Steve) Bullock authorized support for California, charging the Montana Disaster and Emergency Division with the task of recruiting local firefighting teams.”

According to the news release, the request came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact process, “which allows for equipment and personnel to be quickly requested and manned for life and property safety between states in times of natural disasters.”

Altogether, 54 Montana wildland firefighters and 16 wildland engines from 14 fire departments statewide were sent to California.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Western News wins six Better Newspaper Contest awards

June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News The Western News took several awards for division two newspapers in the Montana Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, announced Sunday, for coverage of investigative and breaking n...

Comments

Read More

Troy Schools Board tables weapons policy

June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News The Troy Schools Board of Trustees discussed a policy which would affect who could possess weapons on school grounds for purposes of education, hunter safety or school safety, during their final meet...

Comments

Read More

‘This dang story needs to be told’: Retiring LHS teacher aims to write Libby’s history

June 18, 2018 at 5:44 pm | Western News A year shy of having taught for 30 years, an anniversary some might hold out for, Libby High School history teacher Jeff Gruber said that now “just felt right” to retire. He’s young enough, he enjo...

Comments

Read More

Aspiring opera singer, Libby teen to perform on famous Australian stage

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Mikalyn Zeiler, a Libby High School soon-to-be-senior with dreams of singing in operas, will perform July 21 at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, alongside dozens of aspiring young vocalis...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 293-4124
311 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923

©2018 The Western News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X