10:00AM Monday – From Andy Huntsberger … A quick update on the fires up Red Meadow: -Red Meadow Fire is approximately 10 acres. Most of the growth was 9/5-6. Since Friday the area has received over 1’’ of rain. The attached picture was taken yesterday, not much fire activity. -Red Meadow #2 Fire – NO… Read More »
Here’s a note from Allen Chrisman… Here is the latest Wildland Fire Outlook. Just as we have seen, our part of Montana has had a slower than normal fire season due to the recurrent moisture we have received that has kept our live fuel moistures up: The entire Northern Rockies fire season thus far has… Read More »
Kalispell, MT, August 30, 2019 – The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct fall prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality become favorable. Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead Valley depending on the location of the burn units and weather conditions. Each project follows a Prescribed Fire… Read More »
Kalispell, MT – August 16, 2019- Cooperating Interagency Fire Officials across northwest Montana need your help. Fire crews in our interagency zone have been responding to multiple calls of illegal residential debris burns, and we need those firefighters to be ready to respond to possible hold-over fires from lightning strikes of recent storms. Don’t be… Read More »
There are no fires around the North Fork right now as far as we can tell, although there are some over in Idaho that might be causing smoke haze. Here’s the current fire map… Check out the latest fire news on the InciWeb website for Montana.
Joint News Release Fire Information Contacts: Flathead National Forest Meghan Mulholland 406-758-5252 MT Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation Ali Ulwelling 406-751-2246 Glacier National Park Lauren Alley 406-888-5838 Flathead County Office of Emergency Services Juanita Nelson 406-249-6913 FIRE DANGER ELEVATED TO VERY HIGH Kalispell, MT – August 6, 2019- Cooperating Interagency Fire Officials across northwest… Read More »
Following is a note from Allen Chrisman, Co-chair of the NFLA’s Fire Mitigation Committee… Greetings! Tap here for the latest Wildland Fire Potential Outlook. There is a slight change from the previous Outlooks for the Northern Rockies in that we have moved out of the “Above Normal” large fire activity back down to “Normal.” This… Read More »
Kalispell, MT – August 6, 2019- Cooperating Interagency Fire Officials across northwest Montana raised the Fire Danger Level from “High” to “Very High”. When fire danger is “Very High,” fires can start easily from most causes. They can spread rapidly, grow quickly, and increase in intensity immediately after ignition. The increase in fire behavior can… Read More »
Slow start to wildfire season in Montana Unlike recent years in Western Montana, wildfire season is off to a slow start.