By Kevin Williams
A large fire west of Eureka, Montana has damaged the small Amish community there.
You can read a good, in-depth article in The Missoulian right here.
I am trying to get as much information as I can.
Duane Hostetler works at Montana Woodworks, an Amish furniture maker, he reported this morning that finally "in the West Kootenai rain drops are falling, granted it's more like sprinkles but hey it's a start."
I did reach out to Duane Hostetler in hopes he can give us more information and perhaps a fund has been set up to help.
You can read my original post about Rexford here.
Gideon Yutzy is another person with ties to the Amish community and his report on Facebook of recent conditions there:
Thursday Sept 7 upate from the West Kootenai, heavy smoke still in place , which is still good news because it means the wind is quiet ! todays fire report looks pretty good, the fire only grew around 645 acres in that last 24 hours. The right North Flank that runs up behind the Border Lane, Deer Path lane has a fire line all the way to the border and fire supression crews have it dead out for around 150 feet into what was the hot zone , i hope they keep going in to that zone and widening that dead out line because there sre so many residences along that line !
Fire bigwigs say that the air is to smoky to use the aircraft at this time, they are also working on fireline west of 303 rd toward Maria's Mountain.