Sprague Fire Holds To Snyder Ridge

By | September 12, 2017

A super scooper drops water on the Sprague Fire Sunday. | photo from the Hungry Horse News

The Hungry Horse News reports that the smoke cleared, the wind blew, but the Sprague Fire, helped by 250,000 gallons of water dropped by aircraft, held to the crest of Snyder Ridge Sunday. The fire burning in Glacier National Park is now listed at about 14,400 acres. On Sunday, two Canadian CL415 aircraft, known as “super scoopers” made 140 water drops on the blaze, which helped hold it to the ridge. The aircraft scooped water out of Lake McDonald. They made runs about noon and then another later in the evening. Two helicopters also made drops on the fire. Read the full story here.

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