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Last Whale Butte Fire Update from Karina Pette

By | September 12, 2018

From Bill Walker… Here is Karina’s Pettey’s (hopefully) last update on the Whale Butte Fire. It is, as always, excellent work and very informative… Hi Neighbors, Cool misty weather has set in and the fire is looking great. Still maybe a few embers down in the NW corner toward Whale Creek, but the riparian zone… Read More »

Daily Fire Summary, Sep 12

By | September 12, 2018

From Bill Walker… The current fire area perimeter maps are attached. I also tossed in a photo from yesterday’s Whale Butte fire tour (more information on that later). The weather forecast foresees “seasonal” temperatures, with a chance of wetting rain Thursday and Sunday. The Whale Butte fire is still at 515 acres with containment at… Read More »

Paola Ridge and Whale Butte Fires Update for 9-11-18

By | September 11, 2018

From Bill Walker… Fire Information: 406-578-8256,  8:00 am – 8:00 pm Email: 2018.PaolaRidge.WhaleButte.CoalRidge.Fires@firenet.gov Website: Paola: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6140/ Whale: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6149 Flathead National Forest Facebook: www.facebook.com/discovertheflathead Twitter: @FlatheadNF Special Notes: PLEASE DO NOT STOP ALONG HWY 2 TO OBSERVE THE PAOLA RIDGE FIRE. Fire crews are actively working in this area. Congestion along Hwy 2 may prevent crews… Read More »

Daily Fire Summary, Sep 11

By | September 11, 2018

From Bill Walker… The current area overview fire perimeter map is attached. The weather forecast includes an 80% chance of showers after noon on Wednesday, but the fire weather CWR (Chance of Wetting Rain) is only 20% for our area. The Whale Butte fire is still at 515 acres with containment at 87% (was 86%).… Read More »

Living with Fire on the North Fork

By | September 11, 2018

Following is an article that was sent by our good North Fork neighbor, Karina Pettey… Saturday, August 11, 2018: Lightning punctuated local radio chatter as my neighbors tried to pinpoint strikes from the predicted dry storm. Using lightning app technology and line of sight, they worked to identify potential areas to watch for smoke. For… Read More »

The Howe Ridge & Boundary Fires Update: September 10

By | September 10, 2018

From Bill Walker… Recorded Fire Information: 406-888-7077 Fire Information: 406-578-8256  8:00 am – 8:00 pm Website: Howe: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6135 Boundary: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6170 Email: 2018.HoweRidge.Boundary.Fires@Firenet.gov Glacier National Park Information: 406-888-7800, www.nps.gov/glac  Weather: A cold front will move into the area mid-afternoon, bringing significant winds out of the southwest. Winds will be sustained at around 15 mph, gusting up… Read More »

Paola Ridge and Whale Butte Fires Update, Sept. 10

By | September 10, 2018

Fire Information: 406-578-8256,  8:00 am – 8:00 pm Email: 2018.PaolaRidge.WhaleButte.CoalRidge.Fires@firenet.gov Website: Paola: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6140/ Whale: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6149 Flathead National Forest Facebook: www.facebook.com/discovertheflathead Twitter: @FlatheadNF Special Notes: PLEASE DO NOT STOP ALONG HWY 2 TO OBSERVE THE PAOLA RIDGE FIRE. Fire crews are actively working in this area. Congestion along Hwy 2 may prevent crews from working safely… Read More »

Daily Fire Summary, Sep 10

By | September 10, 2018

From Bill Walker… The current area overview fire perimeter map is attached. Cooler weather is moving in, but not much moisture. The north Fork Fires are not doing much of anything. The other fires in the area are still active, especially along the US/Canadian border, with everyone holding on for a season-ending event. The Whale… Read More »