Howe Ridge Fire Grows in Glacier as Cool, Wet Weather Approaches

By | August 26, 2018

The DeSmet and the Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park on Aug. 22, 2018. Justin Franz | Flathead BeaconHIDE CAPTION

The Flathead Beacon has an article that begins…

The Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park has been active and grew to 11,518 acres as of Saturday afternoon due to the arrival of a low-pressure system with gusty winds, pushing the fire toward the Inside North Fork Road.

Fire officials reported uphill runs, group tree torching and short-range spotting, which created a smoke column that was visible from a distance. The lightning-caused fire is 10 percent contained.

Read the full report here.

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