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Firefighting efforts close Seeley Lake waters once again

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The view at Seeley Lake on 8.1.17. (MTN News/Jeanelle Salde photo) The view at Seeley Lake on 8.1.17. (MTN News/Jeanelle Salde photo)

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closing all of Seeley Lake waters, effective immediately, for public safety while crews use the lake water to fight the Rice Ridge Fire.

The closure applies to all recreation, such as boating, swimming, wading and fishing, so that aircraft crews can safely operate as they dip water from the lake.

Officials say the closure will be in place until fire crews no longer need to use the lake for suppression efforts.

The lake had been previously closed earlier in August before opening again weeks ago.

For up-to-date information on this closure and restrictions related to drought and fire, visit fwp.mt.gov/news/restrictions/ or call the FWP office in Missoula at 406-542-5500.

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