The Flathead Beacon reports that authorities are issuing pre-evacuation warnings for Apgar and West Glacier as firefighters battling the Sprague Fire in Glacier National Park prepare for a dramatic shift in winds later this afternoon. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said law enforcement would begin going door-to-door at 12 p.m. alerting residents to prepare for the… Read More »
A pretty dramatic sunrise on this morning of another long fire watch day. This is looking back into the Park where you can see the mountains are hazy from smoke. You can see our latest fire news at http://nfnews.net/fires-visible-from-the-north-fork/
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… Read More »
The Daily Inter Lake reports that Saturday’s cold front brought higher winds to Glacier National Park, which improved visibility in the area and allowed firefighting aircraft to resume operations on the area’s wildfires over the weekend. The Sprague Fire continues to burn 5 miles northeast of West Glacier. According to a press release from the National Park Service on… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon reports that the National Park Service has temporarily stopped issuing new overnight backcountry permits in Glacier National Park due to fire weather conditions. Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible Friday and Saturday, followed by gusty winds Saturday afternoon into Sunday associated with a cold front passage, NPS officials said. Read the full story here.