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Protecting Pine Haven


June 20, 2019

Grace Moore

Two Montana Conservation Corp crews, the Bureau of Reclamation and Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department united Monday morning to start work on the first phase of the planned fire mitigation project that will create a buffer zone between the town of Pine Haven and the danger of a catastrophic blaze through the park east of town.

Pine Haven sits in a beautiful wooded area in a horseshoe of land on the south shore of Keyhole State Park and Reservoir and because of the town’s location; wild fires are always a very real concern. While the first responders are valiant in their defense of the town and surrounding area, the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department is not equipped with the manpower to manage a catastrophic possibility so they tend to implement preventive methods of protection as much as possible.

Several years ago, then fire chief Dave Hull considered bringing crews into the area around town to clear the ...

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