Tag Archives: fire

North Fork Fires: UPDATE Sept. 21, Thursday, at 8:00AM

By | September 21, 2017

Sept. 21, Thursday, at 8:00 AM – Sprague. From the Park this morning… 16,790 acres. Yesterday, scattered showers were received over the fire area. Fire activity remains minimal with creeping and smoldering; in some areas, the fire’s edge has burned out as precipitation reaches the lighter fuels. Today, crews will test the hose lays and… Read More »

Rains Set Sprague Fire to a Simmer

By | September 21, 2017

The Hungry Horse News reports that while rains have helped the Sprague Fire in Glacier National Park, firefighters continue working to stop it from reaching the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The fire’s leading edge, along the flank of Mount Brown, was about a quarter-mile from the road. The fire saw about a quarter-inch of rain Monday on its… Read More »

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy September Newsletter

By | September 19, 2017

Molly Shepherd, co-chair of the NFLA’s Fire Mitigation Committee, has posted a link to the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy September Newsletter onto the NFLA website. This newsletter begins… This has been a particularly tough season for stakeholders in the West. Cohesive Strategy’s Western Region and its partners are leading the charge to facilitate identification and implementation… Read More »

Rain Helps Firefighters Across the State – Fire restrictions remain in effect across region

By | September 19, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that scatterings of rain across the greater Flathead Valley this week, officials say, are the first steps toward the end of this year’s fire season. According to Ali Ulwelling, a Department of Natural Resources and Conservation fire prevention specialist, Stage II Fire Restrictions will remain in place until fire officials can… Read More »

Montana Wildfires: Rain and Snow Help But Won’t End Season

By | September 17, 2017

The Flathead Beacon reports that rain snow and cold have replaced heat and smoke after about two dry months on Montana’s fire lines, leaving crews scrambling for extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear. While the change in weather is welcome, it brings its own challenges for crews fighting dozens of fires in drought-stricken Montana.… Read More »

Stage II Fire Restrictions to Stay in Place

By | September 15, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is reminding residents that Stage II fire restrictions remain in place. “We are asking the public to be patient just a little while longer,” said Ali Ulwelling, Fire Information Officer for the DNRC. Although rain, snow and cooler temperatures are projected to… Read More »