The Sprague Fire burns in Glacier National Park, from Camas Road on Sept. 9. One bystander from Virginia described the scene as “looking through history,” as the open area along Camas was created by the Roberts Fire in 2003. The Sprague Fire was first reported a month ago on the evening of Aug. 10. According to the Incident Information System, nearly 14,500 acres have been burned. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)
The Daily Inter Lake reports that overall air quality across the Flathead Valley improved over the weekend and is now classified as “unhealthy for sensitive groups.” Localized smoke from active fires is predicted to settle in valleys across western Montana in the mornings through Wednesday due to stabilized air pressure in the area. Read the full story here.