Clues Sought in Five Flathead Fires | State and Region


The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a series of Sunday and Monday fires that started in the county.

All fires have been extinguished, a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office said. Four of the five burns were reported Sunday afternoon shortly before 4 p.m.

The first fire was started Sunday afternoon around 3:50 p.m. on Auction Road, about 3/4 mile east of Highway 93 in south Kalispell. The second fire also broke out in South Kalispell at 3.50pm, this time at the intersection of Wiley Dike Road and North Somers Road.

The third and fourth were fires started at the same time in Bigfork. Both were along Bigfork Stage Road. The first was about 3/4 mile south of Hwy 83, the other was on the same road just a mile south.

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As of 2:35 p.m. Monday afternoon, a fifth fire was reported at Elk Springs Lane in Ferndale, just 1/2 mile east of Highway 83.

Law enforcement is asking anyone who was in the vicinity of the reported fires or has surveillance footage to call the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 406-758-5600.