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FireSafe Flathead hosting safety and awareness talks

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KALISPELL - Folks were able to see first-hand evidence of the potential destruction fires can cause during FireSafe Flathead's second lecture about wildfires.

Featured speakers Allen Chrisman and Rick Trembath focused on fire suppression, prescribed fires and how fires it affect the surrounding area. 

Trembath went through his long archive of pictures from fires he has covered, showing the history of wildfires in Western Montana and how they have evolved.

Ali Ulwelling with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation says there is one main goal in mind for the entire event series.

“How we -- as home and landowners -- can prepare for fire seasons and protect what we love the most. So, our families, our homes, our properties and our communities," Ulwelling said.

There are still two more talks planned for later this month in the Flathead.

The March 8 event will feature a panel focused on wildland fire programs and policies.

The March 15 talk will conclude the series with a touch on what landowners can do to be prepared for fire season.

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