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People need to know the reality of the Lodgepole fire


August 1, 2017

I think this is a good time to share the obvious reality concerning the Lodgepole fire complex.

First of all, lightning started the fire in Sandage Coulee, not in Lodgepole Creek. Sandage Coulee is located in the center of a Wilderness Study Area. This Wilderness Study Area only includes a few thousand acres of very rugged Musselshell River breaks.

These areas have very strict rules as to how they can be used, including no roads, no motorized use, no improvements or such installments as water pipelines or fire suppression other than what firefighters can do on foot with whatever they’r...

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