Wind Brings Changing Conditions, Better Visibility for Wildfires in Glacier National Park

By | September 11, 2017

A super scooper airplane drops 1,600 gallons of water on the Sprague Fire in Glacier National Park on Sunday | photo by Aaric Bryan of the Daily Inter Lake

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 Sunday, the cold front Saturday brought higher winds from the west-southwest, but increased humidity and cloud cover moderated fire behavior. The improved visibility allowed four water-dropping helicopters to work hots spots along Snyder Ridge and Mount Brown. Read the full story here.

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