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Rice Ridge Fire Aftermath - Seeley Lake, Montana

1.  Auggie-Morrell Cutoff, Forest Road 4361
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A fuel break... a line of cut trees to slow the spread of fire along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  This area along the road did not burn in the Rice Ridge fire. Looking east at an unburned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17 north of Seeley Lake, MT. Looking south at an unburned area from FR4361 at the left turn ahead in the picture to the left) as it appeared on 10/18/17 north of Seeley Lake, MT.

A fuel break... a line of cut trees to slow the spread of fire along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  This area along the road did not burn.

Looking east at an unburned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17. 

Looking south at an unburned area from FR4361 at the left turn ahead in the picture to the left) as it appeared on 10/18/17. 

A fuel break... a line of cut trees to slow the spread of fire along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  This area along the road did not burn. Looking west at an unburned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  The picture to the right shows what it looks like (burned) when you turn the camera around. Looking east at a burned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  The picture to the left shows what it looks like (unburned) when you turn the camera around.

A fuel break... a line of cut trees to slow the spread of fire along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  This area along the road did not burn.

Looking west at an unburned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  The picture to the right shows what it looks like (burned) when you turn the camera around.

Looking east at a burned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.  The picture to the left shows what it looks like (unburned) when you turn the camera around.

Looking east along FR4361 from a burned section towards an unburned group of Larch trees in the distance on 10/18/17 Looking east along FR4361 from a burned section towards Morrell mountain in the distance on 10/18/17.  The small creek in the center is most likely a tributary to Seeley Creek to the south. Looking southeast along FR4361 from a burned section on 10/18/17.

Looking east along FR4361 from a burned section towards an unburned group of Larch trees in the distance on 10/18/17

Looking east along FR4361 from a burned section towards Morrell mountain in the distance on 10/18/17.  The small creek in the center is most likely a tributary to Seeley Creek to the south.

Looking southeast along FR4361 from a burned section on 10/18/17.

Looking west at a burned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17. Looking southeast along FR4361 at a burned section on 10/18/17.  Trees were cut to fall away from the road to slow the spread of the fire.

Looking west at a burned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.

Looking southeast along FR4361 at a burned section on 10/18/17.  Trees were cut to fall away from the road to slow the spread of the fire.

Looking west at a burned area along FR4361 as it appeared on 10/18/17.

 

Looking east along FR4361 at a burned section on 10/18/17 Looking east along FR4361 at a burned section on 10/18/17.  Trees were cut to fall away from the road to slow the spread of the fire. Looking west along FR4361 at a tree that had fallen across the road (probably on 10/17/17 with the high winds) blocking passage.

Looking east along FR4361 at a burned section on 10/18/17

Looking east along FR4361 at a burned section on 10/18/17.  Trees were cut to fall away from the road to slow the spread of the fire.

 Looking west along FR4361 at a tree that had fallen across the road (probably on 10/17/17 with the high winds) blocking passage.
No chainsaw to be had this day.  Picture taken on 10/18/17.

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The Rice Ridge Fire - my perspective as a Seeley Lake resident.  By Diana Olmstead