Tag Archives: fire

Road Closure Updates for Trail Creek #114 and Canyon Creek Road #316

By | September 26, 2017

Forest System Road #114 Trail Creek /Graves Creek is now open.  It was closed for public safety due to fire activity from the Gibraltar Ridge and Weasel Fires.   The road closure began at Tuchuck Campground and extended through the Kootenai National Forest to Graves Creek (Milepost 8.8 – 14.8).  The area closures in upper Trail… Read More »

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.