Glacier fire costs over $10 million

By | August 8, 2015

The Daily Inter Lake reports that firefighting operations at the Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park are winding down, with ground, engine and helicopter crews departing to take a hard-earned, two-day rest before redeploying to new blazes flaring up in the Western United States. As of Friday morning just under 300 personnel were still engaged in battling the wildland fire that is slowly burning up the Rose and Baring creek drainages but now considered to be under control. That’s less than half of the peak staffing levels reached shortly after an elite Type I Incident Management Team was brought on board to fight the blaze — at the time the only such team deployed in the country. Read the full story here.

 

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