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By Alex Ross 

Locals help with recovery, expenses of East Fork Fire


September 11, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Alicia Burrington holds the decals Friday she made to sell to raise funds for the East Fork Fire. Burrington said Friday she had raised about $9,000 selling the decals online at $5 each.

Since the East Fork Fire was first reported Aug. 27, in the Bear Paw Mountains, people throughout the area have been helping battle the flames and assist with the recovery effort, from fixing fences to selling decals to selling beer.

The Montana State University-Northern Collegiate Stockgrowers had been helping ranchers on the front lines. Barry Francis, the public relations committee chair for the Collegiate Stockgrowers, said since the day after it happened up until last Monday, about 10 members of the Collegiate Stockgrowers at some point helped ranchers close to the fire fight the fla...

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