Tag Archives: fire

North Fork Fires: UPDATE Sept. 26 Tuesday, at 8:00AM

By | September 26, 2017

Sept. 26, Tuesday, at 8:00 AM – Sprague. From the Park this morning… 16,790 acres. Crews are monitoring fire activity and progression as the fire slowly backs downslope. Crews will activate the hose lays and sprinkler systems installed on trails between the Sperry Trailhead and Johns Lake area to moisten fuels in anticipation of increased fire… Read More »

2017 Fire Season Is Montana’s Most Expensive Since 1999

By | September 24, 2017

Montana Public Radio says… Both state and federal governments have spent a combined $378 million this year battling blazes. This was the most expensive fire season in Montana since at least 1999, when adjusted for inflation. Montanans may need to prepare for similar wildfire seasons in the future. Read the full article here.

Firefighters move to mop up in Montana as rain moves in

By | September 22, 2017

KPAX.com reports that as several fires still burn in Montana, the weather during the last week has helped dampen the second worst fire season since the mid-1990s. Firefighters have gone from fire suppression to rehabilitation and mop-up, according to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Read the full story here.

Study: Montana’s Average Temperature Continues to Increase

By | September 22, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that Montana’s average temperature continues to increase, leading the fire and growing seasons to last longer and causing drought conditions to increase in frequency and duration, a new report said. The Montana Climate Assessment , carried out by the Montana University System’s Institute on Ecosystem, suggests Montana may need to start storing… 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 »